Ealhmund, Under King Of Kent

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Ealhmund

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Death: Died in Wessex, England
Cause of death: Killed by King Offa of Mercia
Immediate Family:

Son of Eaba
Father of Egbert, king of Wessex and Saint Alburga

Occupation: King of Kent in 784., under-King of Kent, King of Wessex,
Managed by: Sally Gene Cole
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About Ealhmund, Under King Of Kent

Ealhmund, was King of Kent in 784. The only contemporary evidence of him is an abstract of a charter dated in that year, in which Ealhmund granted land to the Abbot of Reculver. By the following year Offa of Mercia seems to have been ruling directly, as he issued a charter without any mention of a local king.

There is a general consensus that he is identical to the Ealhmund found in two pedigrees in the Winchester (Parker) Chronicle, compiled during the reign of Alfred the Great. The genealogical preface to this manuscript, as well as the annal entry (covering years 855-859) describing the death of Æthelwulf, both make king Egbert of Wessex the son of an Ealhmund, who was son of Eafa, grandson of Eoppa, and great-grandson of Ingild, the brother of king Ine of Wessex, and descendant of founder Cerdic, and therefore a member of the House of Wessex. A further entry has been added in a later hand to the 784 annal, reporting Ealhmund's reign in Kent. Finally, in the Canterbury Bilingual Epitome, originally compiled after the Norman conquest of England, a later scribe has likewise added to the 784 annal not only Ealhmund's reign in Kent, but his explicit identification with the father Egbert. Based on this reconstruction, in which a Wessex scion became king of Kent, his own Kentish name and that of his son, Egbert, it has been suggested that his mother derived from the royal house of Kent, a connection dismissed by a recent critical review. It has likewise been suggested that Ealhmund might actually have been a Kentish royal scion, and that his pedigree was forged to give son Egbert the descent from Cerdic requisite to reigning in Wessex.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ealhmund_of_Kent

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND,%20AngloSaxon%20&%20Danish%20Kings.htm#EalhmundKentsucc784A

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Ealhmund, Under King Of Kent's Timeline

758
758
Wessex, England
769
769
Age 11
Wessex, England
784
784
Age 26
From AngloSaxon Chronicles:
786
786
Age 28
Wessex, England
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Wessex, England
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Under-king of Kent
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