arrow
Ecgbert III of Wessex
(Cir 0775-0839)
Redburge
(0744-)
Oslac of Wight
AEthelwulf of England
(Abt 0800-0858)
Osburh of Wight
(-0860)

Ethelbald
(Cir 0834-0860)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Judith of the West Franks

Ethelbald 41,90,1555

  • Born: Cir 834 6
  • Marriage (1): Judith of the West Franks circa 858
  • Died: 20 Dec 860
  • Buried: Sherborne, Dorset, England
picture

  General Notes:

King of Wessex (from 855/856), the eldest son of Aethelwulf, with whom he led the West Saxons to victory against the Danes at Aclea (851). He reportedly rebelled against his father either before (855) or on the latter's return from Rome in 856 and deprived him of Wessex, which he ruled until his death. On his father's death in 858 he married his stepmother, Judith.

picture

  Noted events in his life were:

• Acceded: King of Wessex, 856.


picture

Ethelbald married Judith of the West Franks, daughter of Charles II the Bald of France and Irmentrud of Orléans, circa 858. (Judith of the West Franks was born in 843 and died in 870.)