This Day in History: 0946-05-26

On 26th May 946 (St Augustine’s Day), Eadred (grandson of Alfred the Great), around twenty-three years old, succeeded his elder brother King Edmund I as King of the English. Although later to bring the kingdom of Northumbria under complete English control with the defeat of Eric Bloodaxe in 954, Eadred received the submission of the sub-kings of England and the Northumbrian ealdormen at Tanshelf (part of modern-day Pontefract) in 947.