A Strong Mind in a Frail Body

Alfred’s Children from 901 AD to 955 – Edred

His frail body, though being rapidly consumed by his complaint, which runs its course when he was about thirty years old, was yet tenanted by a bold, energetic spirit, and one which could effectually cope with the turbulence of those times. As usual, the Northumbrians made preparations for a revolt on the accession of a new monarch, but ere their preparations could be completed, Edred had collected his forces and marched against them, and this so suddenly that they were taken unawares, and swore allegiance.

English History

Book 2,Chapter 7, Alfred’s Children from 901 AD to 955 – Edred

His frail body, though being rapidly consumed by his complaint, which runs its course when he was about thirty years old, was yet tenanted by a bold, energetic spirit, and one which could effectually cope with the turbulence of those times. As usual, the Northumbrians made preparations for a revolt on the accession of a new monarch, but ere their preparations could be completed, Edred had collected his forces and marched against them, and this so suddenly that they were taken unawares, and swore allegiance.


Chapter 7, Alfred’s Children

Edward Becomes King

The Succession Disputed by Ethelwald

Partial Annexation of East Anglia and Northumbria

Mercia Added

Chapter 7, Athelstan

Athelstan, the First Monarch of England

Intrigue Against Him

Conflicts with the Anglo-Danes

Formidable Invasion

Decisive Battle of Brunanburh

The Anglo-Danes Revolt, and are Subdued

Chapter 7, Renown…

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