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Ethelwulf (r. 839-856)

Ethelwulf was the son of Egbert. He succeeded his father in 839. At Ethelwulf's request, his four sons each became king in turn rather than risk weakness in the kingdom by allowing young children to inherit the mantle of leadership.

Ethelwulf's position in the genealogical roll of the Kings of England © The British Library Board, Royal 14 B. VI