Aethelred I King Of WESSEX & KENT[1]

Male Abt 830 - 871  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Aethelred I King Of WESSEX & KENT 
    Born Abt 830  Of, Wantage, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN FLGQ-L8 
    Name Ethelred I King Of WESSEX 
    Died 23 Apr 871  Merton, Torrington, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wimborne, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7254  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2012 

    Father Aethelwulf King Of WESSEX & KENT,   b. Abt 806, Of, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 856-857, , England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Osburh Queen Of WESSEX,   b. Abt 810, Of, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 853  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Abt 830 
    Family ID F3638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Aethelred I (d. April 871), king of Wessex and of Kent (865/866-871), son of Aethelwulf of Wessex.

      By his father's will he should have succeeded to Wessex on the death of his eldest brother Aethelbald (d. 860). He seems, however to have stood aside in favour of his brother Aethelberht, king of Kent, to whose joint kingdoms he succeeded in 1865 or 866. Aethelred's reign was one long struggle against the Danes. In the year of his succession a large Danish force landed in East Anglia, and in the year 868 Aethelred and his brother Alfred went to help Burgred of Mercia against this host, but the Mercians soon made peace with their foes. In 871 the Danes encamped at Reading, where they defeated Aethelred and his brother, but later in the year the English won a great victory at a place called "Aescesdun." Two weeks later they were defeated at Basing but partially retrieved their fortune by a victory at "Maeretun" (perhaps Marden in Wiltshire), though the Danes held the field. In the Easter of this year Aethelred died, perhaps of wounds received in the wars against the Danes, and was buried at Wimborne. [Encyclopaedia Britannica]


      Source: lorenfamily.com

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.