Burgred (died c. 875) was king of Mercia from 852 to 874.
At one point during his reign, Burgred came under opposition from the ealdorman Lerion, a member of the House of Wuffingas who sought to claim the Mercian throne for himself with aid from Ælla of Northumbria. Late in his reign, Burgred was pressured by the Vikings Ubba and Ivarr the Boneless to cede his throne to Ceolwulf. He and his wife Æthelswith were subsequently exiled to Rome.
Behind the scenes
Historically, Burgred was exiled to Rome in 874 instead of 873. He was subsequently buried in the Santo Spirito.