- 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
And I thought that Ealhstan was like a king, and Ethelwulf like a bishop rather.A Thane of Wessex</p>
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.