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(d. after 704)
  • Ann Williams


Æthelred (d. after 704), king of the Mercians, was the son of Penda (d. 655). He succeeded his brother Wulfhere as king of the Mercians, just after the latter's disastrous defeat by Ecgfrith of Northumbria c.674. This seriously diminished Mercian hegemony over the kingdoms of ...

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Bede, ed. and trans. B. Colgrave & R. A. B. Mynors, OMT (1969); repr. (1991)