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Old 17-03-2017, 10:13 PM   #33
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Michael Wood - "In Search of the Dark Ages...Erik Bloodaxe..
Eadred was a son of Edward the Elder by his third marriage, to Eadgifu, daughter of Sigehelm, ealdorman of Kent.. He succeeded his elder brother King Edmund I (r. 939-946), who was stabbed to death at Pucklechurch (Gloucestershire), on St Augustine's Day, 26 May 946.. The same year, on 16 August, Eadred was consecrated by Archbishop Oda of Canterbury at Kingston upon Thames (Surrey, now Greater London), where he appears to have received the submission of Welsh rulers and northern earls..

Eadred in the early 14th century..

What dream is that? quoth Odin,
I thought to rise ere day-break
To make Valhall ready
For troops of slain;
I roused the champions,
Bade them rise swiftly
Benches to strew,
To wash beer-flagons;
The Valkyries to pour wine,
As a prince were coming..

Óláf Sihtricson, otherwise known as Amlaíb Cuarán ('Sandal'), had been king of Northumbria in the early 940s when he became Edmund's godson and client king, but he was later driven out.. He then succeeded his cousin as King of Dublin, but after a heavy defeat in battle in 947, he was once again forced to try his luck elsewhere..Shortly thereafter, Olaf was back in business, having regained the kingdom of York - The other player in the game was Eric 'Bloodaxe', previously king of Norway (r. 930-4).. After a number of successful operations elsewhere, he came to Northumbria and appears at some point to have set himself up as king.. King Eadred responded harshly to the northern defectors by launching a destructive raid on Northumbria, which notably included burning the Ripon monastery founded by St. Wilfrid..Eadred managed to check his rival by promising the latter's supporters even greater havoc if they did not desert the foreign prince..Towards the end of his life, Eadred suffered from a digestive malady which would prove fatal.. 'Author B', the biographer and former apprentice of St Dunstan, described with vivid memory..Eadred died at the age of 32 on 23 November (St. Clement's Day), 955, at Frome (Somerset), and was buried in the Old Minster at Winchester... you cutting it like?.Dunno..Instead of chopping yourself down to fit the world, chop the world down to fit yourself..Now this is something the other tour guides won't tell you...
__________________ + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite...The group vied for control of the ghetto with the Judenrat, and infiltrated the opposition within the ghetto, because the EU had handed control to “an unelected set of bankers”..I dread to think what the future will bring, when we're living in real gangster time's..Get set for EU knee pads at Argos...

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