ZEthelberht, king of Wessex, was buried here by the side of his brother iEthelbald in 866.
On the resignation of Ine, in 726, the throne was obtained by iEthelheard, apparently his brotherin-law, who had to submit to the Mercian king iEthelbald, by whom he seems to have been attacked in 733.
A similar division took place on iEthelwulf's death between his two sons iEthelbald and "Ethelberht, but on the death of the former in 858 Ã†thelberht united the whole in his own hands, his younger brothers 'Ethelred and Alfred renouncing their claims. iEthelberht was succeeded in 865 by 'Ethelred, and the latter by Alfred in 871.
B.) Iethelbald, king of Wessex, was the son of Ã†thelwulf, with whom he led the West Saxons to victory against the Danes at Aclea, 851.