King Ealhmund of Kent
(Bef 784-)
King Egbert of Wessex
(Abt 772-839)
King Ęthelwulf of Wessex
(Abt 795-858)


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Osburh of Coventry

King Ęthelwulf of Wessex

  • Born: Abt 795
  • Marriage: Osburh of Coventry
  • Died: 13 Jan 858 about age 63

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• History. Ęthelwulf, also spelled Aethelwulf or Ethelwulf; Old English: Ęželwulf, meaning "Noble Wolf", was King of Wessex from 839 until his death in 858. He was the only known child of King Egbert of Wessex.[1] He conquered the kingdom of Kent on behalf of his father in 825, and was sometime later made King of Kent [2] as a sub-king to Egbert. He succeeded his father as King of Wessex on Egbert's death in 839, at which time his kingdom stretched from the county of Kent in the east to Devon in the west. At the same time his eldest son Ęthelstan became sub-king of Kent as a subordinate ruler.


Ęthelwulf married Osburh of Coventry.

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