757, after driving out Beornred, who had succeeded a few months earlier on the murder of A z Ethelbald.
Cuthred, who succeeded in 740, at first acted in concert with "Ethelbald, but revolted in 752.
He was expelled the same year by Offa, who soon restored the power of Mercia, which seems to have suffered some diminution during the later years of !Ethelbald.
There was one such king who had four sons, Ethelbald, Ethelbert, Ethelred, and Alfred. The three older boys were sturdy, half-grown lads; the youngest, Alfred, was a slender, fair-haired child.
"If I were a priest or a monk" said Ethelbald, "I would learn to read.
"How foolish!" said Ethelbald.
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