man of ignoble
See also:birth who was advanced to high dignity through the favour of the
See also:king rEthelred II . In 1007 he became ealdorman of the Mercians, and subsequently married'
See also:Ethelred's daughter Eadgyth . In the struggle between the English and the Danes he appears in the character of an arch-traitor . When 'Ethelred in Too9 proposed a
See also:great attack on the Danes,
See also:Edric dissuaded him from carrying it into effect . Again, on the invasion of England by Canute in 1015 Edric deserted Edmund Ironside and joined him . After the
See also:battle of Otford he returned to Edmund, but only by his treachery at the battle of Assandun to secure the utter defeat of the
See also:national cause . When peace was at length made, Canute restored to Edric the earldom of
See also:Mercia; but at
See also:Christmas 1017, fearing further treachery, he had him slain—" very rightly " says the Saxon
See also:Chronicle .
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