Biography of Aethelred King Wessex 847-871

Aethelwold Wessex -902 was born to Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 and Wulfthryth Unknown Queen Anglo-Saxons


Aethelhelm Prince Wessex -890 was born to Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 and Wulfthryth Unknown Queen Anglo-Saxons


Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 was buried at Wimborne Minster, Dorset.His brother Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 succeeded as King England (Wessex).Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902 by marriage Queen Consort England.


Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 and Wulfthryth Unknown Queen Anglo-Saxons were married


Around 847 Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 was born to Aethelwulf King Wessex -858 and Osburgh Unknown Queen Consort Wessex


On 13 Jan 858 Aethelwulf King Wessex -858 died.His son Aethelbald King Wessex -860 succeeded as King Wessex


In 865 Aethelberht King Wessex -865 died.His brother Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (18) succeeded as King Wessex.Wulfthryth Unknown Queen Anglo-Saxons by marriage King Anglo-Saxons.


Battle of Reading

On 04 Jan 871 Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) 's army attacked, but were repulsed by, the Viking army at Battle of Reading at Reading, Berkshire.Aethelwulf Mercia Earldorman Berkshire 824-871 (46) killed


Battle of Basing

On 22 Jan 871 Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) was defeated by the Viking army at the Battle of Basing at Old Basing, Hampshire.


Battle of Marton

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson -877 defeated the Wessex army led by Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) at the Battle of Marton.The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden, Wiltshire in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin, Dorset in Dorset.Heahmund Wessex Bishop Sherborne -871 was killed.


On 23 Apr 871 Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) died possibly as a result of wounds received at the Battle of Marton which took place a month earlier.


Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Wessex

Descent

Kings Wessex: Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Ancestry

Father: Aethelwulf King Wessex -858


GrandFather: Egbert King Wessex 773-839


Great GrandFather: Ealmund King Kent


Great x 2 GrandFather: Eafa Wessex


Great x 3 GrandFather: Eoppa Wessex 717-


Mother: Osburgh Unknown Queen Consort Wessex


GrandFather: Oslac Unknown