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.
Paternal Family Tree: Wessex
Kings Wessex: Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858
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