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?lfthryth (d. 929), princess, was the youngest of three daughters of King Alfred (d. 899) and Queen Ealhswith, daughter of ?thelred Mucel, ealdorman of the 'Gaini'. She also had two brothers. According to her father's biographer Asser, she was educated with her brother ...

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?lla (d. in or after 597?), king of Deira, was the son of Iffa. His existence is firmly documented, although the dates of his floruit are disputed. There is archaeological evidence for the settlement of Germanic people in what is now eastern Yorkshire...

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?lle [?lla] (d. 867), king of Northumbria, is an extremely obscure figure, owing to the lack of contemporary annals for ninth-century Northumbria. Only Symeon of Durham's Libellus de exordio … Dunelmensis ecclesie gives an implied date of 862 for his accession, stating that 867 was the fifth year of his reign. Although there are no coins in ...

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?lle [?lla] (fl. late 5th cent.), king of the South Saxons, is said by the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle to have arrived in Britain in 477 with his three sons, Cymen, Wlencing, and Cissa. Their traditional landing place was at Cymenesora, a place on the ...

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?thelbald (d. 757), king of the Mercians, was the son of Alweo and the grandson of Eowa (d. 642), brother and possible co-ruler with the celebrated King Penda. His descent gave him a strong claim to the kingship of the Mercians, and this no doubt explains why he was forced to spend years in miserable exile before his succession; he is said to have been persecuted in particular by his cousin ...

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?thelbald (d. 860), king of the West Saxons, was the second of the five sons of ?thelwulf (d. 858), king of the West Saxons, and his first wife, Osburh (839), the daughter of one of ?thelwulf's officials and herself descended from the West Saxon royal line. Starting in the 840s, ...

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?thelberht I (d. 616?), king of Kent, was the successor of his father, King Eormenric (550x600) [see under Kent, kings of], and a member of the Kentish royal dynasty, the Oiscingas, said to have been founded by ?sc [see under...

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?thelberht [St ?thelberht, Ethelbert] (779/80–794), king of the East Angles, was the son of King ?thelred of the East Angles and was executed in 794 by order of King Offa of Mercia, as a result of which he came to be regarded as a royal martyr. His cult, which probably started life as a focus for resistance to ...

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?thelberht (d. 865), king of the West Saxons, was the third of the five sons of ?thelwulf (d. 858), king of the West Saxons, and his first wife, Osburh (839), herself descended from the West Saxon royal line. Shortly before ?thelwulf went to ...

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?thelberht II (d. 762), joint king of Kent, succeeded to the kingdom of Kent with his brother Eadberht I (d. 748) in 725 after the long reign of their father, Wihtred (d. 725), who had re-established the kingdom's independence after the foreign invasions of the late 680s. Their half-brother ...

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?thelfl?d [Ethelfleda] (d. 918), ruler of the Mercians, was the daughter and first-born child of Alfred (d. 899), king of the West Saxons and later of the Anglo-Saxons, and his wife, Ealhswith (d. 902), daughter of ?thelred, ealdorman of the ‘Gaini’, and Eadburh...

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?thelfrith (d. c. 616), king of Northumbria, was the son of ?thelric. He succeeded to the throne of Bernicia in 592, and in 604 to the joint Northumbrian kingdom of Deira and Bernicia which he ruled until 616. His first wife was Bebba...

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?thelheard (d. 740), king of the West Saxons, became king in 726 after his predecessor, Ine, retired to Rome. The succession was disputed, but ?thelheard defeated the other claimant, an atheling named Oswald. ?thelheard's name does not appear in any extant genealogy of the West Saxon kings, and there is no direct evidence for his ancestry or connections. However, the inference, sometimes drawn, that he was an outsider, may not be correct. Since ...