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Ethelwulf

thelwulf (ˈæθəlˌwʊlf)

noun
  1. died 858 ad, king of Wessex (839–858)
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Historical Examples

  • 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.