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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Ęthelbald, King of Wessex[1]

Male Abt 835 - 860  (~ 25 years)

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  • Name Ęthelbald  
    Suffix King of Wessex 
    Born Abt 835 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Dec 860 
    Buried Sherborne Abbey, Dorsetshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11695  Dickinson
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2018 

    Father Ęthelwulf, King of Wessex,   d. 13 Jan 858 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Osburga, (consort of Wessex),   d. ca. 850 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith of the Franks,   b. Abt 844,   d. Aft 870  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married 858 
    • "But when King Ęthelwulf was dead (and buried at Winchester), his son Ęthelbald, contrary to God's prohibition and the dignity of a Christian, contrary also to the custom of all the heathen, ascended his father's bed, and married Judith, daughter of Charles, King of the Franks, incurring much infamy
      from all who heard of it." [2]
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F3292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at, 20XX),

    2. [S441] Asser's Life of King Alfred, Albert S. Cook, William Henry Stevenson, ed., (Boston: Ginn & Co., 1906 ), 11, or .