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died 858 ad, king of Wessex (839–858)
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  • ethelwulf came in the middle of the ninth century, and with him came his son Alfred.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
  • And I thought that Ealhstan was like a king, and ethelwulf like a bishop rather.

    A Thane of Wessex

    Charles W. Whistler
  • Such was the state of affairs in England when ethelwulf reigned over the kingdom of Wessex.

  • ethelwulf himself had desired to go to Rome, but the danger from the Danes was too great and too near at hand.

  • And ethelwulf soon died, leaving the small part of his kingdom which he had continued to rule to his son, Ethelbert.

  • True to his peaceful nature ethelwulf refused to fight against Ethelbald.

  • The same year also after Easter king ethelwulf gave his daughter in marriage to king Burhred.

  • Lastly, after a year king ethelwulf died, and his body reposes in the city of Winchester.

  • That one from among the men of Somerset should speak ill of ethelwulf the King, and plot against him, is not to be borne.

    A Thane of Wessex

    Charles W. Whistler
  • Then said ethelwulf; "Choose now one who shall have charge under you of the watchings and beacons on your shore."

    A Thane of Wessex

    Charles W. Whistler

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