When Athelstan died without immediate successors, his half brother Edmund successfully suppressed rebellions by the Mercian Danes. Edmund I was murdered at a feast in his own hall, at the age of 25 in 946, after only seven years on the throne, and his brother Edred succeeded him.

 

Edmund I's position in the genealogical roll of the Kings of England © The British Library Board, Royal 14 B. VI