Reign 866-71 CE

Monetary System
Silver Pennies and Gold Thrymsas
40 Pence = 1 Thrymsa

AEthelred I was born 840 CE to King Aethelwulf of England and Osburga. He ascended the throne in 866 CE.  The vikings launched a full scale invasion of England during his reign. He defeated the Danish kings Bagseg and Halfdan at the battle of Ashdown in 870 CE.  He died after his victory as Ashdown.

He was an affable man, a devoutly religious man. He married Wulfthryth in 868 CE. They had two children, AEthelwaldand and AEthelhelm. He died in 871 CE and buried at Wimborne (some reports say Sherborne Abbey) in Dorset, England.



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