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  Ethelbald of Mercia
Ethelbald was largely successful in his efforts to impose Mercian authority over southern England, and in doing so his reign foreshadowed that of Offa.
In the north, Ethelbald took advantage of the absence of Eadbert in a campaign against the Picts in 740 to invade Northumbria and burn York.
This gained Wessex a few years of independence, but Ethelbald seems to have reasserted his authority over the West Saxons by the time of his death, since a later West Saxon king, Cynewulf, is recorded as witnessing a charter of Ethelbald at the very beginning of his reign, in 757.
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 Encyclopedia: Egbert of Wessex
Mercia, sometimes spelled Mierce, was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, in what is now England, in the region of the Midlands, with its heart in the valley of the River Trent and its tributary streams.
Coenwulf (or Cenwulf) (died 821) was King of Mercia from 796 to 821.
In 830 he led a successful expedition against the Welsh, and it was in the same year that Mercia regained its independence under Wiglaf, although it is uncertain whether this was achieved through a rebellion or was the result of a grant by Egbert to Wiglaf.
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 ETHELBALD VAN MERCIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ethelbald was koning van Mercia (Engeland) van 735 tot 757.
Ethelbald bracht zijn jeugd door in ballingschap, volgens zijn biografie door Guthlac van Crowland, die hem en zijn volgelingen vaak onderdak en bescherming bood.
Ook maakte Ethelbald gebruik van de afwezigheid van Eadbert van Northumbria (die in gevecht was gewikkeld met de noordelijke Picten) om diens gebied binnen te vallen en York plat te branden.
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 Encyclopedia: Bretwalda
The original lists of Bretwaldas did not contain the kings Ethelbald and Offa of Mercia, but in all probability they were considered overlords in their time and are included above.
Bede does not record Ethelbald or Offa as Ethelbald lived at the same time as Bede (Bede commented little on current affairs in his Historia Ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum) and Offa was after Bede's time (Bede died in 735).
King Ethelbald of Wessex was the eldest son of King Ethelwulf of Wessex and was born in about 834.
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 Ethelbald of Mercia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ethelbald was largely successful in his efforts to impose Mercian authority over southern England, and in doing so his reign foreshadowed that of (Click link for more info and facts about Offa) Offa.
Ethelbald was also at war with the (A Celtic language of Wales) Welsh throughout his reign.
This gained Wessex a few years of independence, but Ethelbald seems to have reasserted his authority over the West Saxons by the time of his death, since a later West Saxon king, (Anglo-Saxon poet (circa 9th century)) Cynewulf, is recorded as witnessing a charter of Ethelbald at the very beginning of his reign, in 757.
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 Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mercia''', sometimes spelled '''Mierce, was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-SaxonsAnglo-Saxon heptarchy, in what is now England, in the region of the Midlands, with its heart in the valley of the River Trent and its tributary streams.
Mercia's neighbours included Northumbria, kingdom of PowysPowys, the kingdoms of southern Wales, Wessex, Sussex, Kingdom of EssexEssex, and East Anglia.
The Danes drove Burgred, the last king of Mercia from his kingdom in 874 and in 886, the eastern part of the kingdom became part of the Danelaw, while the western portion was occupied by Wessex.
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 Offa of Mercia article - Offa of Mercia July 26 796 Mercia 757 796 Wessex 9th century Anglo-Saxon England - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Offa (died July 26, 796) was a King of Mercia (757 - 796).
Prior to the rise of Wessex in the 9th century, he was arguably the most powerful and successful of the Anglo-Saxon kings.
Offa was the son of Thingfrith and a descendant of Eowa, the brother of King Penda, who had ruled over a hundred years before.
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 Ethelbald (Mercia) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Ethelbald (Mercia)
He succeeded to a weakened kingdom, but the death of Wihtred of Kent in 725 and the abdication of Ine of Sussex in 726 left him supreme in southern England.
In 731 Bede states that all the English provinces south of the Humber were subject to him and one of Ethelbald's charters of 736 actually calls him rex Britanniae.
Ethelbald appears to have ruled energetically, but his private life and treatment of the Church angered St Boniface, and he was murdered in circumstances which suggest that he was regarded as a tyrant.
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 The Avalon Project : The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle : Eighth Century
Forthere succeeded to Aldhelm; and Ceolred succeeded to the kingdom of Mercia.
Ethelbald was the son of Alwy, Alwy of Eawa, Eawa of Webba, whose genealogy is already written.
Oswald was the son of Ethelbald, Ethelbald of Cynebald, Cynebald of Cuthwin, Cuthwin of Ceawlin.
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 ninemsn Encarta - Search View - Wessex
In the late 6th century Mercia seized from the Wessex king Cynegils (ruled 611-643) the provinces of Hwicce (modern Gloucestershire, parts of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and south Warwickshire), and from his son Cenwalh (643-672) the region that is now Oxfordshire.
Although Mercia seems to have held southern Hampshire and the Isle of Wight at some stage in the late 7th century, Wessex continued to expand south-westward, founding a Saxon monastery at Exeter and a see at Sherborne (now in Dorset).
Ethelwulf, who had succeeded his father as king of Wessex in 839, and who was renowned for his military prowess, saw the benefit of combining forces with Mercia against the Vikings; with this in mind, he strove to promote good relations between the two kingdoms.
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 Oswiu of Northumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was probably in 642 that he married Eanfled, daughter of Edwin, thus uniting the two rival dynasties of Northumbria.
His daughter Alhfled he married to Peada, son of Penda, king of Mercia, while another daughter, Osthryth, became the wife of Æthelred, third son of the same king.
In 655 he was attacked by Penda, and, after an unsuccessful attempt to buy him off, defeated and slew the Mercian king at the Battle of Winwaed.
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 Repton in Derbyshire - capital of Mercia - Information and photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Repton is a large village cum small town, lying on the south bank of the river Trent, some 8 miles from Derby.
It dates from around 750 AD and contains the tombs of King Ethelbald of Mercia(ad757), King Wiglaf in AD840 and his grandson St Wystan who was brutally murdered.
It was sacked by the Danes, lay in ruins for 200 years and never rebuilt, but the crypt survived and a church was built on the old site.
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 Oswiu_of_Northumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He is said to have convinced their their king, Sigeberht II, of the truth of Christianity by his arguments, and at his request sent Cedd, a brother of Chad of Mercia (St. Chad), on a mission to Essex.
About this time he is thought by many to have obtained some footing in the kingdom of the Picts through their king Talorcan, the son of his brother Eanfrith.
At the death of Peada in 656 Oswiu took control of whole Mercia himself, but was overthrown in 658 by a revolt under the leadership of Wulfhere of Mercia, a younger brother of Peada.
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 Ethelbald of Mercia - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Ethelbald of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ethelbald of Mercia - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Ethelbald of Mercia.
His death may have been due to a feud, or it may have been the work of his short-lived successor, Beornrad.
The orginal Ethelbald of Mercia article can be editet
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 Offa of Mercia at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Constructed by King Offa of Mercia (757-96), late in the eighth century, it is a tribute...
He obtained the throne of Mercia in 757, after the murder of his cousin, King Æthelbald, by Beornraed...
Offa of Mercia, however, was a descendant in the iath generation of Offa, king of Angel...
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 Bretwalda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two lists of kings that deserved this title have survived, one by Bede (died 735), and one in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle from the 10th century.
The original lists of Bretwalda did not contain the kings Ethelbald and Offa of Mercia, but in all probability they were considered Bretwalda in their time.
The reason for their omission is probably an anti-Pagan (for Bede) and anti-Mercian (for the Chronicles) bias.
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 Britannia: The AngloSaxon Chronicle
Aldhelm; and Ceolred succeeded to the kingdom of Mercia.
Ethelbald was the son of Alwy, Alwy of Eawa, Eawa
Ethelbald of Cynebald, Cynebald of Cuthwin, Cuthwin of Ceawlin.
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 ETHELBALD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ethelbald is de naam van 2 Angelsaksische koningen van Engeland:
Ethelbald van Mercia, koning van Mercia en Bretwalda (ca.
Ethelbald van Wessex, koning van Wessex en Bretwalda (856-860)
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 Offa of Mercia - RSCI, The Science Classification Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Prior to the rise of Wessex in the 9th century, he was arguably the most powerful and successful of the Anglo-Saxon kings, effectively ruling the whole of England south of the River Humber during the latter part of his reign.
The circumstances of this are unclear, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle simply states that "Offa, King of Mercia, ordered Aethelberht's head to be struck off." Roger of Wendover later gave an account of the event in which Aethelbert was killed through the treachery of Offa's wife Cynethryth, but his account may be entirely legendary.
Like most Mercian rulers of the period, Offa was often in conflict with the various Welsh kingdoms.
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 Offa of Mercia: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Offa of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Offa became King of Mercia in AD 757, and, as a result of subsequent military successes, effectively ruled the whole of England south of the River Humber over a period.
Since this coin contains the Arabic profession of faith in Allah, it has been cited by some as proof that Offa had converted to Islam.
A series of campaigns against the Kentish Saxons led eventually to the decisive Battle of Otford[?] in 775.
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 Ethelbald - TheBestLinks.com - Bretwalda, Wessex, Mercia, Ethelbald of Wessex, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Ethelbald, Bretwalda, Wessex, Mercia, Ethelbald of Wessex, Ethelbald of Mercia...
This is a disambiguation page, i.e., a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
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 Ancient British History Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Offa was the greatest king Mercia ever had.
Ethelbald brought most of Southern Britain under his sway under the banner of Mercia and paved the way for Mercia's most famous king, Offa.
Ethelred, King of Mercia, gave up his kingship to enter a monastery--shocking but true.
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 Ethelbald of Mercia - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com
Ethelbald of Mercia - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com
During the early part of his reign, the rival kingdom of Wessex remained formidable, but this changed following the abdication of Ine_of_Wessex in 726.
We may gather something of Ethelbald's character and policies from a letter sent to him by Saint_Boniface, bishop of Mainz, in either 746 or 747.
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 Bretwalda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When a Bretwaldaruled over a larger kingdom, such as a Mercian ruler over East Anglia, therelationship would have been more equal than in the case of a larger kingdom ruling over a smaller one, as in the case of Mercia and Hwicce.
Bede does notrecord Ethelbald or Offa as Ethelbald lived at the same time as Bede (Bede commented little on current affairs in his Historia Ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum) and Offa was after Bede's time (Bededied in 735).
During this invasion and settlement the old powerfulkingdoms of Northumbria, East Anglia, Essex and much of Mercia were defeated by the Vikings.
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