Æthelburg of Wessex


Æthelburg of Wessex

Queen Æthelburg, (also Æthelburh), was the wife of King Ine of Wessex. In 722 C.E., she destroyed the stronghold of Taunton (which had been built by Ine) in an attempt to find the rebel Ealdbert. [cite book|last=Ashley|first=Mike|title=The Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens|publisher=Robinson Publishing|location=London|year=1998|pages=p.309]

Ine and Aethelburg had no known children, thus throwing the country into a minor crisis when Ine died. The throne was eventually taken by Ine's brother-in-law, Æthelheard.

ee also

*House of Wessex family tree

References

External links

* [http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Ine "Ine", from the 1911 encyclopedia]


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