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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

King Æthelred I of Wessex[1, 2]

Male 845 - 871  (~ 26 years)

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  • Name Æthelred I of Wessex 
    Title King 
    Born ca. 845 
    Gender Male 
    Title 866 
    King of Wessex 
    • "In the year of our Lord's incarnation 866, which was the eighteenth of King Alfred's life, Æthelred, brother of King Æthelbert, undertook the government of the West Saxon realm. The same year a great fleet of heathen came to Britain from the Danube, and wintered in the kingdom of the East Saxons, which is called in Saxon East Anglia; and there they became in the main an army of cavalry." [3]
    Died Apr 871 
    Buried Wimborne Minster, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wimborne Minster, Church of St Cuthburga
    Wimborne Minster, Church of St Cuthburga
    Person ID I14611  Dickinson
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2020 

    Father Æthelwulf 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

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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at, 20XX),,%20AngloSaxon%20&%20Danish%20Kings.htm#AethelredIdied871.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online:, "Æthelred of Wessex,"

    3. [S441] Asser's Life of King Alfred, Albert S. Cook, William Henry Stevenson, ed., (Boston: Ginn & Co., 1906 ), 13 or