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British Monarchs: Aethelbald (House of Wessex) 855-860


Aethelbald


House: House of Wessex
Reign: 855-860

King Ethelbald of Wessex or Ă■elbald (Means roughly 'Noble Bold') was the eldest son of King Ethelwulf of Wessex and was born in about 831 or 834. He became King of Wessex in 856 after forcing his father to abdicate. He was crowned at Kingston upon Thames 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.

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