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Burgred [Burhred] (d. 874?), king of the Mercians

S. E. Kelly

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/4018

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Burgred [Burhred] (d. 874?), king of the Mercians, succeeded to the kingship in 852, shortly after a serious Mercian defeat by a substantial viking force. It had been the West Saxon king Æthelwulf who had managed to drive off the vikings who had assaulted ...

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Subjects: British History

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