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Æthelbaldlocked

(d. 757)
  • S. E. Kelly

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Æthelbald (d. 757), king of the Mercians, was the son of Alweo and the grandson of Eowa (d. 642), brother and possible co-ruler with the celebrated King Penda. His descent gave him a strong claim to the kingship of the Mercians, and this no doubt explains why he was forced to spend years in miserable exile before his succession; he is said to have been persecuted in particular by his cousin ...

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