Edred sentence example
- In the reign of Alfred the abbey was destroyed by the Danes, but it was restored by Edred, and an imposing list of possessions in the Domesday survey evidences recovered prosperity.
- His successor Edred showed him greater favour still.
- In 948 Edred gave the church at Wellingborough to Crowland Abbey, and the grant was confirmed by King Edgar in 966.
- Edred recklessly ravaged all Northumbria in revenge, burning Ripon during his march.
- On his return home Edred's rearguard was attacked at Castleford, and the infuriated king once more turned to ravage Northumbria, which was only saved by its abandonment of Eric and by compensation made to Edred.Advertisement
- After the brief rule of Anlaf Cuaran in Northumbria, Eric was once more restored, probably in 950, only to be expelled again in 953 or 954, when Edred took the Northumbrian kingdom into his own hands.
- Edred died on the 23rd of November 955 at Frome, in Somersetshire, and was buried in the old minster at Winchester.
- During the whole of his life Edred was troubled by ill-health, a fact which may help to explain some of the more passionate acts of violence attributed to him.
- So far as we know, Edred was never married.
- About 950 the monastery and town were destroyed by King Edred during his expedition against the Danes, but the monastery was rebuilt by the archbishops of York, and about the time of the Conquest was changed to a collegiate church.Advertisement
- It is mentioned in King Edred's will, a document of doubtful authenticity, dated c. 955.
- The manor was given in 941 by King Edmund to the monks of Christ Church, Canterbury, from whom it had been previously taken, but it was again alienated, for it was restored to the same monks by Edred in 948.
- The trampling out of the last embers of Danish particularism in the North was reserved for thelstans brothers and successors, Edmund and Edred (940955), who put down ~rn~nd.
- After the expulsion of the last rebel king of York, Eric Haraldson, by Edred in 948, we cease to hear of trouble in the North.
- He guided the state successfully during the nine years' reign of the invalid Edred.Advertisement
- In the next year Edred himself went to Tanshelf, near 4 For the Jewish hatred of Edom in later times see the book of Enoch lxxxix.
- Archbishop Wulfstan seems to have been a centre of disaffection in the north, and in 95 2 Edred caused him to be imprisoned in the castle of "Judanburh," while in the same year the king, in revenge for the slaying of Abbot Eadelm, slew many of the citizens of Thetford.