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Encyclopedia > Ethelred of Wessex
Ethelred I
King of Wessex
Image:Athelred.gif
Reign 865-871
Born 837
Wessex, England
Died 871
Buried Wimborne
Married Wulfrida
Parents Ethelwulf
Osburga

The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years. ... Events Ethelred succeeds as king of Wessex (or 866). ... Events Nine battles are fought between the Danes and Wessex. ... Events Pietro Tradonico elected Doge of Venice. ... Wessex was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy) that preceded the kingdom of England. ... Events Nine battles are fought between the Danes and Wessex. ... Famous ex-residents Pope Joan Tim Berners Lee External links Census data Wimborne Minster Wimborne. ... Ethelwulf or Æþelvvulf was the elder son of King Egbert of Wessex. ...

Life

King Ethelred I (Old English: Æþelræd) (c. 837April 23, 871) was a son of Ethelwulf of Wessex. He succeeded his brother, Ethelbert of Wessex, as King of Wessex in about 865. He had two sons, Aethelwald being the elder and Aethelhelm being the younger. Ethelred I was not able to control the increasing Danish raids which devastated England. On January 4, 871 at the Battle of Reading Ethelred suffered a crushing defeat, although he did hand the Danes a Phyrric victory. Soon after, however, Ethelred was able to re-form his army in time to win a stunning victory at Ashdown. However, he was killed at the Battle of Merton on April 23, 871 and is buried at Wimborne in Dorset. Following his death, he was popularly regarded as a saint, but never canonised. He was succeeded by his brother, King Alfred the Great. Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... Events Pietro Tradonico elected Doge of Venice. ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... Events Nine battles are fought between the Danes and Wessex. ... Ethelwulf or Æþelvvulf was the elder son of King Egbert of Wessex. ... King Ethelbert or Æþelberht of Wessex was a son of Ethelwulf of Wessex and was born in around 835 AD. He succeeded his brother, Ethelbald of Wessex, as King of Wessex in 860, but died without issue in about 865. ... Wessex was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy) that preceded the Kingdom of England. ... Aethelwald was the eldest son of Ethelred of Wessex, Alfred the Greats predecessor and older brother. ... Aethelhelm or Æþelhelm was the younger son of Ethelred of Wessex (Æþelræd). ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Nine battles are fought between the Danes and Wessex. ... The name Battle of Reading is given to two separate engagements near the town of Reading, Berkshire. ... A Pyrrhic victory (pronounced pirric) is a victory which comes at heavy cost to the victor. ... Ashdown may refer to People: Jamie Ashdown, footballer Paddy Ashdown, British politician Pete Ashdown, US businessman Peter Ashdown, racing driver Places: Ashdown Forest Ashdown, Arkansas Ashdown House Other: Ashdown Engineering This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The Battle of Merton was fought in April 871. ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... Events Nine battles are fought between the Danes and Wessex. ... Location within the British Isles The Minster Wimborne Minster is a town in south east Dorset, England, and the name of the church in that town. ... Dorset (pronounced Dorsit, sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England, on the English Channel coast. ... In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


External links

  • h2g2 - Ethelbald, Ethelbert and Ethelred I - Kings of England
  • Illustrated history of Ethelred I, Egbert, Ethelwulf, Ethelbert and Ethelbald
Preceded by:
Ethelbert
King of Wessex
865871
Succeeded by:
Alfred the Great
Bretwalda

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Ethelred of Wessex - definition of Ethelred of Wessex in Encyclopedia (149 words)
King Ethelred I was a son of Ethelwulf of Wessex and was born around 837 AD.
Ethelred I was not able to control the increasing Danish raids which devastated England.
However, he was killed at the Battle of Merton on April 23, 871 and is buried at Wimborne in Dorset.
Ethelred of Wessex - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Ethelred of Wessex (158 words)
Anglo-Saxon king of Wessex 865–71, son of Ethelwulf and elder brother of Alfred the Great.
Despite some defeats shortly after, Ethelred had paved the way for Wessex to unite England in opposition to the Danes.
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