Aethelwulf of Wessex Timeline

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  • 825 CE
    The Battle of Ellandun; Aethelwulf participates under his father King Egbert of Wessex; Mercia is defeated.
  • c. 826 CE - 839 CE
    Aethelwulf serves as sub-king of Kent, Essex, Sussex, and Surrey under Egbert of Wessex.
  • 839 CE - 858 CE
    Reign of Aethelwulf, King of Wessex.
  • 843 CE
    Aethelwulf is defeated by Viking armies at Carmouth.
  • 844 CE - 855 CE
    Aethelwulf issues his Decimation Charters.
  • 851 CE
    Aethelwulf defeats Viking invasion of Wessex.
  • c. 854 CE
    Aethelwulf goes on pilgrimage to Rome with young Alfred the Great.
  • c. 856 CE
    Alfred marries Judith, daughter of Charles the Bald of the Kingdom of West Francia.
  • 858 CE
    Aethelwulf dies; Kingdom is divided between his sons Aethelbald and Aethelberht.

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825 CE: The Battle of Ellandun; Aethelwulf participates under his father King Egbert of Wessex; Mercia is defeated.
 
 
826 CE - 839 CE: Aethelwulf serves as sub-king of Kent, Essex, Sussex, and Surrey under Egbert of Wessex.
 
 
839 CE - 858 CE: Reign of Aethelwulf, King of Wessex.
 
 
843 CE: Aethelwulf is defeated by Viking armies at Carmouth.
 
 
844 CE - 855 CE: Aethelwulf issues his Decimation Charters.
 
 
851 CE: Aethelwulf defeats Viking invasion of Wessex.
 
854 CE: Aethelwulf goes on pilgrimage to Rome with young Alfred the Great.
 
856 CE: Alfred marries Judith, daughter of Charles the Bald of the Kingdom of West Francia.
 
 
858 CE: Aethelwulf dies; Kingdom is divided between his sons Aethelbald and Aethelberht.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
820 CE 830 CE 840 CE 850 CE

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