Edmund I, King of the English (d. 946), was the son of Eadgifu, third wife of
Edward the Elder, and half-brother to his predecessor Aethelstan.
He succeeded to the throne in 940, but had already played an active part in
the previous reign, especially when he fought by the side of his half-brother in
the great battle of Brunanburh.
In the first year of his reign Edmund had trouble with Olaf or Anlaf Sihtricsson,
called Cuaran. The latter had just crossed from Ireland and had been chosen king
by the Northumbrians, who threw off their allegiance to Edmund.
Anlaf took York, besieged Northampton and destroyed Tamworth, but was met
by Edmund at Leicester. The enemy escaped, but a peaceful settlement was
made by the good offices of Odo of Canterbury and Wulfstan of York. Simeon
of Durham states that a division of the kingdom was now made, whereby Edmund
took England south of Watling Street and Anlaf the rest.
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