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Ecgbert III of Wessex King of Wessex [4801]
(Abt 0775-0839)
Redburga [4804]
Oslac the Thane of Isle of Wight Grand Butler of England [4800]
AEthelwulf King of England [4792]
Osburga [4793]

AEthelbald King of England [4795]
(Abt 0834-0860)


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Judith Princess of Aquitaine [3628]

AEthelbald King of England [4795] 24

  • Born: Abt 834
  • Marriage: Judith Princess of Aquitaine [3628] in 860
  • Died: 20 Dec 860 about age 26
  • Buried: 25 Dec 860, Sherborne Abbey, Dorset, England

bullet   Another name for AEthelbald was ∆thelbald King of Wessex.


bullet  General Notes:

13 JAN 858, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

King of Wessex

King ∆thelbald of Wessex or ∆Ģelbald (Means roughly 'Noble Bold') was the second 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. (His elder brother ∆thelstan <> had already died.) 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 <>.

King of Wessex was born circa 834.2 He was the son of ∆ūelwulf, King of Wessex <p10261.htm> and Osburga (?) <p10261.htm>.1 He married Judith, Princesse de France, daughter of Charles I, Roi de France <p10263.htm> and Ermentrude d'Orlťans <p10322.htm>, in 858.3 He died on 20 December 860.2 He was buried on 25 December 860 at Sherborne Abbey, Dorset, England <pd92.htm>.2
∆thelbald, King of Wessex gained the title of King ∆thelbad of Wessex between 855 and 856.2 He was crowned King of Wessex in 858 at Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England <pd163.htm>.2 His marriage to Judith, Princesse de France was annulled in 860 on the grounds of consanguinity.4
On Ethelwulf's death in 858, his son Ethelbald was already ruling Wessex. The remaining South East kingdoms passed to Ethelwulf's second son Ethelbert. Ethelbald married his father's widow. On Ethelbald's death in 860, the Wessex kingdom was re-united with Kent and the adjoining kingdoms under Ethelbert. Both Ethelbald and Ethelbert were buried at Sherborne.

1. G. S. P. Freeman-Grencville, The Queen's Lineage: from A.D. 495 to the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (London , U.K.: Rex Collings, 1977), page 4. Hereinafter cited as The Queen's Lineage.

2. Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 6. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

3. E. B. Fryde, D. E. Greenway, S. Porter and I. Roy, editors, Handbook of British Chronology, 3rd edition (London, U.K.: Royal Historical Society, 1986), page 23. Hereinafter cited as Handbook of British Chronology.

4. Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family, page 5.


AEthelbald married Judith Princess of Aquitaine [3628] [MRIN: 1428], daughter of Charles II The Bald Holy Roman Emperor, King of West Franks [2829] [9HKC-D12] and Ermentrude of Orlťans Queen of the Franks [3626], in 860. (Judith Princess of Aquitaine [3628] was born about 844 and died in 870.)

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