Æþelræd (c.837 - 871) MP

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Nicknames: "Æþelræd", "Ethelred", "Æthelred", "King Aethelbert of /England/", "/Ethelberht/", "Aethelred l /House Wessex/", "/AEthelred/I", "King of Wessex", "The /Great/"
Birthplace: Wessex Kingdom, England
Death: Died in Merton, Devonshire, England
Cause of death: Died of wounds from the Battle at Merdune
Occupation: King 865 - 871, king of Wessex, King of England, King of Wessex (858 - 860), koning van Wessex, Roi, de Wessex, d'Angleterre, King of Kent (839 - 855), King of Wessex (860 - 865/6), Kung i Wessex 865-871, Konge av Wessex og Kent, King of Wessex, Konge
Managed by: Sally Gene Cole
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About Æþelræd

King Ethelred of Wessex (Old English: Æþelræd) (c. 840 – April 23, 871) was the fourth son of King Ethelwulf of Wessex, and an older brother of Alfred the Great. He is sometimes referred to as King Ethelred I of England, but it is open to question whether he should be regarded as a king of England, since in his time the English were still divided into a number of kingdoms, not all of which recognised him as overlord (e.g. Mercia).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%86thelred_of_Wessex

-------------------- King after his brother Ethelbert. He He won big over the Vikings at Reading 871. Ethelred died the same year and was succeeded by his younger brother Alfred The Great King -------------------- Leo: Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, London, 1973 , Reference: 189.

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Ethelred I 'the Pious', King of Wessex & Kent's Timeline

837
837
Wessex Kingdom, England
847
847
Age 10
Wantage, Berkshire, England
855
855
- 860
Age 18
855
- 860
Age 18
858
858
- 860
Age 21
King of England
859
859
Age 22
Wessex, UK
860
860
Age 23
England, UK
860
Age 23
860
- 866
Age 23
860
Age 23