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King Ecbert is the ruler of Wessex, the largest of the five kingdoms in England with big plans to make it even larger. Ecbert is a sophisticated visionary, well versed in court life. Ecbert has always anticipated that he must someday face the Vikings and is prepared with strategies as to how they can be used to his advantage. #Vikings #kingecbert #wessex #kingofwessex

7/27 - Basingstoke, The King Of Wessex #basingstoke #kingofwessex

On This Day In History
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13th January 858
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Æthelwulf of Wessex died
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👑 Æthelwulf, also spelled Aethelwulf or Ethelwulf; Old English: Æþelwulf, meaning "Noble Wolf", was King of Wessex from 839 until his death in 858.
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◼ He was the only known child of King Egbert of Wessex.
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◼ He conquered the kingdom of Kent on behalf of his father in 825, & was sometime later made King of Kent as a sub-king to Egbert.
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◼ He succeeded his father as King of Wessex on Egbert's death in 839, at which time his kingdom stretched from the county of Kent in the east to Devon in the west.
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◼ At the same time his eldest son Æthelstan became sub-king of Kent as a subordinate ruler.
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◼ Æthelwulf & his first wife, Osburh, had five sons, Æthelstan, Æthelbald, Æthelbert, Æthelred, & Alfred (later Alfred the Great). Each of his sons, with the exception of Æthelstan, succeeded to the throne. Æthelwulf's only daughter, Æthelswith, was married as a child to King Burgred of Mercia.
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◼ Æthelwulf was married a second time to Judith of Flanders, aged about 12, with whom he had no issue.
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◼ He was buried first at Steyning & later re-interred in the Old Minster in Winchester. His bones now rest in one of several "mortuary chests" in Winchester Cathedral.
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◼  He is regarded as one of the most successful West Saxon kings, who laid the foundations for the success of his son, Alfred the Great.
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Unsuccessful attempts at trying to get the Vitara in the shot of Alfred The Great statue in Winchester today.
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Saw this fella whilst I was waiting for tyres! #statue #kingalfred #kingofwessex #king #wessex #winchester

King Ecbert is the ruler of Wessex, the largest of the five kingdoms in England with big plans to make it even larger. Ecbert is a sophisticated visionary, well versed in court life. Ecbert has always anticipated that he must someday face the Vikings and is prepared with strategies as to how they can be used to his advantage. #Vikings #kingecbert #wessex #kingofwessex

The location of the Battle of Basing – in modern Hampshire - says much about the danger the rampaging Danish forces of Halfdan posed to Saxon England, striking from their newly taken stronghold in Reading deep into Wessex . Yet the balance between the forces of the Norsemen and the Saxons is also seen in Basing’s place among a series of battles and skirmishes in early 871 where neither one side nor the other seemed able to assert their superiority.
Reading had fallen to the invaders; but they suffered a minor defeat at Englesfield, and another at Winchester ; on January 8 a far greater battle was won by Ethelred and Alfred at Ashdown , but this was still not decisive, and on January 22 the Danes had their day at Basing, defeating the Saxons in turn. In March the Norsemen would have a further victory at Merton, and the following month, with Alfred as King of Wessex having succeeded his brother, the Saxons were again defeated by Halfdan at Wilton. What is often characterised as some sort of raid by the Vikings was in fact a long and determined campaign for territory.
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On This Day In History
.
13th January 858
.
Æthelwulf of Wessex died
.
.
👑 Æthelwulf, also spelled Aethelwulf or Ethelwulf; Old English: Æþelwulf, meaning "Noble Wolf", was King of Wessex from 839 until his death in 858.
.
◼ He was the only known child of King Egbert of Wessex.
.
◼ He conquered the kingdom of Kent on behalf of his father in 825, & was sometime later made King of Kent as a sub-king to Egbert.
.
◼ He succeeded his father as King of Wessex on Egbert's death in 839, at which time his kingdom stretched from the county of Kent in the east to Devon in the west.
.
◼ At the same time his eldest son Æthelstan became sub-king of Kent as a subordinate ruler.
.
◼ Æthelwulf & his first wife, Osburh, had five sons, Æthelstan, Æthelbald, Æthelbert, Æthelred, & Alfred (later Alfred the Great). Each of his sons, with the exception of Æthelstan, succeeded to the throne. Æthelwulf's only daughter, Æthelswith, was married as a child to King Burgred of Mercia.
.
◼ Æthelwulf was married a second time to Judith of Flanders, aged about 12, with whom he had no issue.
.
◼ He was buried first at Steyning & later re-interred in the Old Minster in Winchester. His bones now rest in one of several "mortuary chests" in Winchester Cathedral.
.
◼  He is regarded as one of the most successful West Saxon kings, who laid the foundations for the success of his son, Alfred the Great.
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#OnThisDayInHistory #thisdayinhistory #TheYear858 #ÆthelwulfofWessex #Æthelwulf #Wessex #KingdomofWessex #KingofWessex #AngloSaxon #AngloSaxons #Aethelwulf #Ethelwulf #KingofKent #OldEnglish #England #English #History #HouseofWessex #D13Jan

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