Æthelstan, King of Kent

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Æthelstan

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Birthplace: Wessex, UK
Death: Died in Kent, England
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Son of Aethelwulf, King of Wessex and Osburga, Queen Consort of Wessex
Brother of Aethelswith, Queen of Mercia; Aethelbald, King of Wessex; Aethelbert, King of Wessex, Essex & Kent; Ethelred I 'the Pious', King of Wessex & Kent and Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-Saxons

Occupation: King of Kent, Essex, Surrey and Sussex
Managed by: Jason Brian Ford
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Æthelstan of Wessex

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Æthelstan (d. 851-855) was either the eldest son or younger brother [1] of King Æthelwulf of Wessex.

When Æthelwulf became King of the West Saxons in 839 on the death of his father Egbert, he appointed Æthelstan to rule over Kent, Essex, Surrey and Sussex. He is styled king in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and Æthelweard's chronicle calls him "King of the Dwellers in Kent, of the East Saxons, of the South Saxons and of Surrey". He attested a number of his father's charters as king in the 840s.

In 851, Æthelstan and Ealdorman Ealhhere defeated a Viking fleet and army at Sandwich, Kent. Ealhhere's death in battle against Vikings is recorded c. 853. Æthelstan is not mentioned after 851 and presumably died before Æthelwulf went to Rome in 855 as he was not included in arrangements for government of the kingdom during his father's absence.[2]

ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athelstan -------------------- Æthelstan (c. 829–851/5), the eldest son of King Æthelwulf of Wessex, was the King of Kent from 839 under the authority of his father. When Æthelwulf became King of the West Saxons in 839 on the death of his father, Egbert, he appointed Æthelstan to rule over Kent, Essex, Surrey and Sussex. He is styled king in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and Æthelweard's chronicle calls him "King of the Dwellers in Kent, of the East Saxons, of the South Saxons and of Surrey". He attested a number of his father's charters as king in the 840s.

In 851, Æthelstan and Ealdorman Ealhhere defeated a Viking fleet and army at Sandwich, Kent. Ealhhere's death in battle against Vikings is recorded c. 853. Æthelstan is not mentioned after 851 and presumably died before Æthelwulf went to Rome in 855 as he was not included in arrangements for government of the kingdom during his father's absence.

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Æthelstan, King of Kent's Timeline

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Wessex, UK
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Age 24
Kent, England
1933
February 20, 1933
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February 20, 1933
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February 23, 1933
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February 23, 1933
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1940
May 25, 1940
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