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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

King Ęthelberht of Wessex[1]

Male 830 - 865  (~ 35 years)

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  • Name Ęthelberht of Wessex 
    Title King 
    Born ca. 830 
    Gender Male 
    Died ca. 865  [2
    Buried Sherborne Abbey, Dorsetshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "In the year of our Lord's incarnation 860, which was the twelfth of King Alfred's life, Ęthelbald was buried at Sherborne. His brother Ęthelbert, as was right, added Kent, Surrey, and Sussex to his realm. In his days a great army of heathen came from the sea, and attacked and laid waste the city of Winchester. As they were returning laden with booty to their ships, Osric, Ealdorman of Hampshire, with his men, and Ealdorman Ęthelwulf, with the men of Berkshire, faced them bravely. Battle was then joined in the town, and the heathen were slain on every side; and finding themselves unable to resist, they took to flight like women, and the Christians held the battle-field." [3]
    Person ID I20722  Dickinson
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2020 

    Father Ęthelwulf of Wessex,   d. 13 Jan 858 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F4486  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. [S439] Saxons vs. Vikings: Alfred the Great and England in the Dark Ages, Ed West, (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2017), 82.

    3. [S441] Asser's Life of King Alfred, Albert S. Cook, William Henry Stevenson, ed., (Boston: Ginn & Co., 1906 ), 12 or