Ethelbald of Wessex

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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 834. 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
King of Wessex Succeeded by:
Ethelbert
Bretwalda


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