ethelwulf himself had desired to go to Rome, but the danger from the Danes was too great and too near at hand.
ethelwulf came in the middle of the ninth century, and with him came his son Alfred.
ethelwulf appears to have been in some respects a weak, but by no means a cruel prince.
And I thought that Ealhstan was like a king, and ethelwulf like a bishop rather.
Thus far then: I will now leave obscurity and begin to speak concerning the sons of ethelwulf.
Such was the state of affairs in England when ethelwulf reigned over the kingdom of Wessex.
Under the reign of ethelwulf the city is plundered by the stormy sea-kings and their fearless followers.
True to his peaceful nature ethelwulf refused to fight against Ethelbald.
I had shown the ethelwulf, clipped in a particular fashion, to the lady whom I was engaged to marry.
And ethelwulf soon died, leaving the small part of his kingdom which he had continued to rule to his son, Ethelbert.