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Ethelbald of Wessex

Ethelbald
Rank: 3rd
Ruled: 856-December 20, 860
Predecessor: Ethelwulf[?]
Date of Birth: 831
Place of Birth: Wessex, England[?]
Wife: Judith[?]
Buried: Sherborne Abbey
Date of Death: December 20, 860
Parents: Ethelwulf and Osburga[?]

King Ethelbald of Wessex was the eldest son of King Ethelwulf of Wessex and was born in about 834AD. He became King of Wessex in 856 after forcing his father to abdicate, and married his widowed stepmother, Judith. The marriage was annulled on the grounds of consanguinity. He died in 860 and was buried at Sherborne in Dorset.

Preceded by:
Ethelwulf of Wessex
List of British monarchs Succeeded by:
Ethelbert of Wessex



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