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Beornwulflocked

(d. 826?)
  • S. E. Kelly

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Beornwulf (d. 826?), king of the Mercians, came to power after the deposition of King Ceolwulf in 823. The basis of his claim to the kingship is unknown (he may have been a descendant of the Beornred from whom Offa wrested the kingdom in 757). During his brief reign the long-standing Mercian domination of ...

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D. Whitelock, D. C. Douglas, & S. I. Tucker, eds. and trans., (1961)
P. H. Sawyer, , Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks (1968)
English Historical Society