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date: 28 February 2021

Ecgberht [Egbert]locked

(d. 839)
  • Heather Edwards


Ecgberht [Egbert] (d. 839), king of the West Saxons, became king in 802 and ruled Wessex for thirty-seven years and seven months. During the latter part of his reign he extended the territory under his authority to include Kent, Surrey, Essex, and Sussex...

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