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Name: Egbert of Wessex Determine relationship to...
Birth: ABT 775 Father: Ealhmund of Kent Mother:
Christening:
Married: Redburh Wessex, England
Children Born Died
Athelstan of Wessex ABT 810 UNKNOWN
Edith of Wessex ABT 808 UNKNOWN
Æthelwulf of Wessex ABT 806 13 JAN 857/858
Death: 4 FEB 838/839
Burial: UNKNOWN
Remarks: Egbert (802-39 AD)

Known as the first King of All England, he was forced into exile at the court of Charlemagne, by the powerful Offa, King of Mercia. Egbert returned to England in 802 and was recognized as king of Wessex. He defeated the rival Mercians at the battle of Ellendun in 825. In 829, the Northumbrians accepted his overlordship and he was proclaimed "Bretwalda" or sole ruler of Britain.

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