King of England between 946-55AD, he was a sickly man who died while young. He is mainly noted for his crushing of a rebellion by Eric Bloodaxe, a man who had been thrown out of a bloodthirsty society for savagery.

Although Eadred's methods in the Northumberland campaigns were vicious and cruel, he was said to be a very pious man who devoted his life to God. He must have been viewed as quite a formidable foe for the Northumbrians to throw out the vicious Eric Bloodaxe rather than face the wrath of Eadred.

Eadwig ruled after him, Edmund the Magnificent before.