Biography of Aethelred King Wessex

Timeline

Battle of Reading

On 04 Jan 871 Aethelred King Wessex and Alfred "The Great" King England 's army attacked, but were repulsed by, the Viking army at Battle of Reading at Reading.

Battle of Basing

On 22 Jan 871 Aethelred King Wessex was defeated by the Viking army at the Battle of Basing at Old Basing.

Battle of Marton

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson defeated the Wessex army led by Aethelred King Wessex and Alfred "The Great" King England at the Battle of Marton. The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin in Dorset.

On 23 Apr 871 Aethelred King Wessex died possibly as a result of wounds received at the Battle of Marton which took place a month earlier.

After 23 Apr 871 Aethelred King Wessex was buried at Wimborne Minster.

Aethelred King Wessex and Wulfthryth Unknown Queen Anglo-Saxons were married.

Aethelhelm King Wessex was born to Aethelred King Wessex and Wulfthryth Unknown Queen Anglo-Saxons.

Aethelwold Wessex was born to Aethelred King Wessex and Wulfthryth Unknown Queen Anglo-Saxons.

Around 847 Aethelred King Wessex was born to Aethelwulf King Wessex and Osburgh Unknown Queen Consort Wessex.

In 865 Aethelred King Wessex succeeded as King Wessex. Wulfthryth Unknown Queen Anglo-Saxons by marriage King Anglo-Saxons.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Wessex

Descent

Kings Wessex: Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Ancestry

Father: Aethelwulf King Wessex

GrandFather: Egbert King Wessex

Great GrandFather: Ealmund King Kent

Great x 2 GrandFather: Eafa Wessex

Great x 3 GrandFather: Eoppa Wessex

Mother: Osburgh Unknown Queen Consort Wessex

GrandFather: Oslac Unknown