King Edred was born in the year 923 AD. He died on November 23rd 955. His older brother Edmund I was King of the English, and Edred ascended to the throne in 946, where he remained in power until 955.
King Edred is also sometimes known as Eadred, which is a common variant in the spelling of his name. His older brother had a shorter reign on the throne before being stabbed to death St. Augustine’s Day, May 26th of 946.
Edred did not become king officially until months later, when his coronation was supported by both the church and a number of Welsh nobles.