∆thelwulf King of Wessex
- Born: Abt 806, Wessex, England
- Marriage (1): Osburh Queen of Wessex about 830
- Marriage (2): Judith Martel Princess of France, Queen Of England on 5 Oct 856 in Verberie sur Oise, France
- Died: 13 Jan 857, England about age 51
- Buried: Winchester, Hampshire, England
∆thelwulf was Eric & Evan Obrock's 35th great-grandfather.
∆thelwulf or ∆Ģelvvulf was the elder son of King Egbert of Wessex. He was born some time around 800 AD, and succeeded his father as King of Wessex in 839. He was crowned at Kingston upon Thames and fought the invading Danes, whose raids had increased considerably. A major victory for Ethelwulf was archived at "Acleah", probably Ockley or Oakley in Surrey. Ethelwulf also defeated Cyngen ap Cadell of Wales together with Mercia. In 855, after his wife's death, he went in a pilgrimage to Rome with a younger son, Alfred. In the return journey in 856 he married Judith Martel. Upon return in England he was deposed by his eldest son, Ethelbald. He died January 13, 858 and was buried first at Steyning and then later transferred to Winchester.
Ethelwulf's ring, depicted in Cassell's History of England, Century Edition, published circa 1902, was a gold ring, about an inch across, richly decorated with religious symbols, and is inscribed 'Ethelwulf Rex' and was found at Laverstock, Wiltshire, in 1780; it was believed to have been a gift from Ethelwulf to a loyal follower.
∆thelwulf married Osburh Queen of Wessex, daughter of Oslac, Chief Butler Of Wessex and Mrs. Oslac, about 830. (Osburh Queen of Wessex was born about 810 in Wessex, England and died in 846.)
∆thelwulf next married Judith Martel Princess of France, Queen Of England, daughter of King Charles II 'The Bald' of the Holy Roman Empire and Ermentrude (Irmtrud) Countess of Orlťans, Queen Of The West Franks, on 5 Oct 856 in Verberie sur Oise, France. (Judith Martel Princess of France, Queen Of England was born in 844 in France and died after 870.)