King Burgred MERCIA


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King Burgred MERCIA

  • Married: 853
  • Died: 874

   Other names for Burgred were Burghred and MERCIA King.

   General Notes:

King of MERCIA.

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Aethelswyth, Daughter of Aethelwulf, Mar Burghred King of Mercia, Died 874."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Microapaedia, Vol I, p116, Aethelwulf: "...Aethelwulf married his daughter to the Mercian King Burgred (853)...thus allying his kingdom of Wessex with Mercia and thereby withstanding invasions of Danish Vikings..."

   Marriage Information:

Burgred married Queen Ethelswith MERCIA, daughter of King Ethelwulf WESSEX and Queen Osburgh WESSEX, in 853. (Queen Ethelswith MERCIA was born about 846 in Wantage, Wessex, Berkshire, England and died in 889.)

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