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Ethelbald (also Æthelbald) king of Wessex (858-860), virtual ruler from 856 was the eldest son of [[Ethelwulf]]. On the death of his father he ruled [[Wessex]] whilst his brother [[Ethelbert]] ruled [[Kent]], [[Surrey]], [[Essex]] and [[Sussex]]. He married his father’s widow. Not much is known about his short reign, or his death. He was succeeded by his younger brother, [[Ethelbert]].
 
Ethelbald (also Æthelbald) king of Wessex (858-860), virtual ruler from 856 was the eldest son of [[Ethelwulf]]. On the death of his father he ruled [[Wessex]] whilst his brother [[Ethelbert]] ruled [[Kent]], [[Surrey]], [[Essex]] and [[Sussex]]. He married his father’s widow. Not much is known about his short reign, or his death. He was succeeded by his younger brother, [[Ethelbert]].
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Reference:  “Anglo-Saxon Chronicle”  trans.  Anne Savage
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:36, 14 March 2013

Ethelbald (also Æthelbald) king of Wessex (858-860), virtual ruler from 856 was the eldest son of Ethelwulf. On the death of his father he ruled Wessex whilst his brother Ethelbert ruled Kent, Surrey, Essex and Sussex. He married his father’s widow. Not much is known about his short reign, or his death. He was succeeded by his younger brother, Ethelbert.

Reference: “Anglo-Saxon Chronicle” trans. Anne Savage