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Ceolwulf IIlocked

(fl. 874–879)
  • Sean Miller

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Ceolwulf II (fl. 874–879), king of the Mercians, succeeded Burgred, who was driven out by the vikings in late 873 or early 874. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle calls Ceolwulf 'a foolish king's thegn' who owed his kingship to the vikings. His only other appearance in English narrative sources is in 877, when the chronicle notes that a viking army retired into ...

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