Aethelwulf , King of England

Aethelwulf , King of England

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 806 1
          Death: January 13, 858 2
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         Father: Egbert, King of England
         Mother: Raedburh

Spouses and Children
1. *Osburh
       Marriage: Abt 848 1
                1. Aethelbald, King of England, 856-860
                2. Aethelberht, King of England, 860-865\66
                3. Aethelred I, King of Enland, 865\66-871
                4. Alfred, King of England

Aethelwulf was King of England, 839-858. Aethelwulf ascended the throne four years after the Danes had begun large-scale raids on the English coast. In 851 he scored a major victory over a large Danish army at a place called Aclea in Surrey. Aethelwulf then married his daughter to the Mercian king Burgred (853), and in 856 he himself married the daughter of Charles II the Bald, king of the West Franks. Aethelwulf was deposed by a rival faction upon his return from a pilgrimage to Rome in 856, but he continued to rule Kent and several other eastern provinces until his death.


1 George Ernest Sawyer.

2 Ancestral Roots, Frederick Weis, (Seventh Edition 1992,1993 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, Maryland ISBN 0-8063-1207-6). 2.

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