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Name:
Egbert of Wessex
 Relationship to William De Meschines
Birth:
ABT 775 Wessex, England
Father:
Ealhmund of Kent
Mother:
Married:
Redburh Wessex, England
Children:
Æthelwulf of Wessex
Born: ABT 806 Wessex, England
Died: 13 JAN 857/858 England
Athelstan of Wessex
Born: ABT 810
Died: UNKNOWN
Edith of Wessex
Born: ABT 808
Died: UNKNOWN
Death:
4 FEB 838/839 Wessex, England
Burial:
UNKNOWN Winchester Cathedral, Wessex, England
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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