Wulfthryth of Wessex b. 840

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Likeness Unknown

 

Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Spouse – Aethelred I
Children – Aethelhelm, Aethelwold 

 

 

840s (around)
Wulfthryth was born. Her parents are not known but possibly came from Wiltshire.
868 (around)
Wulfthryth married King Aethelred of Wessex .
868 (during)
First recorded instance of Wulfryth witnessing a charter.
868 (around)
A son Aethelhelm, was born to Wulfthryth and King Aethelred.
869 (around)
A son, Aethelwold, was born to Wulfthryth and King Aethelred.
871 (22nd March)
Battle of Merton
Wulfthryth’s husband, King Aethelred was badly injured in this battle against the Vikings.
871 (23rd April)
King Aethelred, died from injuries sustained in the Battle of Merton. Her two sons were considered too young to succeed and so Aethelred’s younger brother, Alfred became King.
After April 871
Nothing is known of Wulfthryth after her husband died. 

 

Published Feb 1, 2018 @ 11:51 am – Updated – Mar 13, 2018 @ 8:34 pm

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2018). Wulfthryth of Wessex. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/wulfthryth-of-wessex. Last accessed December 12th, 2018

 

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