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Throwback to one of many student trainer nights out

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

Most wonderful time... 🎵🎄💜

6 a side tonight ⚽️ #work #kingofwessex #Bath #6aside #football

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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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