History & Periods

King Aethelred I (866 – 871)

Name: King Aethelred I (Ethelred)
Born: c.837
Parents: Aethelwulf and Osburh
Relation to Elizabeth II: 32nd great-granduncle
House of: Wessex
Became King: 866
Married: Wulfrida
Children: 2 sons
Died: April 23, 871 at Witchampton, Dorset
Buried at: Wimbourne
Succeeded by: his brother AlfredKing
Æthelred I (Old English: Æþelræd, sometimes rendered as Ethelred, “noble counsel”) (c. 837– 871) was King of Wessex from 865 to 871. He was the fourth son of Read more

King Ethelbert (860 – 866) King of Wessex

Name: Æthelberht of Wessex
Born: c.834
Parents: Aethelwulf and Osburh
Relation to Elizabeth II: 32nd great-granduncle
House of: Wessex
Became King: 860
Crowned: 860 at Kingston-upon-Thames
Children: 2 sons Aldhelm, Aethelweard
Died: 866
Buried at: Sherbourne
Succeeded by: his brother Aethelred
Æthelberht (or Ethelbert; Old English: Æþelberht, meaning “Magnificent Noble”) was the King of Wessex from 860 to 865. He was the third son of Æthelwulf of Wessex and his first Read more

King Aethelbald (856 – 860)

Name: King Aethelbald
Born: c.831
Parents: Aethelwulf and Osburh
Relation to Elizabeth II: 32nd great-granduncle
House of: Wessex
Became King: 858
Crowned: 858 at Kingston-upon-Thames
Married: Judith, dau. Charles the Bald, king of the Franks. She was his step mother.
Children: None
Died: December 20, 860 at Wessex
Buried at: Sherbourne Abbey
Succeeded by: his brother Aethelbert
Æthelbald (also spelled Ethelbald, or Aethelbald) (died 757) was the King of Mercia, in what is Read more

King Aethelwulf (839 – 856)

Name: King Aethelwulf
Born: 795 at Aachen
Parents: Egbert and Redburh
Relation to Elizabeth II: 33rd great-grandfather
House of: Wessex
Became King: 839
Crowned: 839 at Kingston-upon-Thames
Married: (1) c 830, Osburh, dau. Oslac of Hampshire (2) Judith, dau. Charles the Bald, king of the Franks
Children: 6 children including Aethelbald, Aethelbert, Aethelred, and Alfred
Died: January 13, 858 at Steyning, Sussex
Buried at: Winchester
Succeeded by: his son Aethelbald
Aethelwulf was the Read more

King Egbert (Ecgberht) (802 – 839)

Name: King Egbert (Ecgberht)
Born: c.769
Parents: Ealhmund of Kent (Father)
Relation to Elizabeth II: 34th great-grandfather
House of: Wessex
Became King: 802
Married: Redburh of Francia
Children: Aethelwulf
Died: 839
Buried at: Winchester
Succeeded by: his son Aethelwulf
Egbert (Ecgberht in Anglo Saxon) king of Wessex (802-39), and the first Saxon king recognized as sovereign of all England . He was the son of a Kentish noble but claimed descent Read more

King Offa (757 – 796)

Name: King Offa
Born: c.730
Parents: Thingfrith (Father)
House of: Mercia
Became King: 757
Married: Cynethryth
Children: Aelfflaed, Ecgfrith, Eadburh
Died: July 29, 796
Offa (son of Thingfrith, son of Eanulf), King of Mercia, was one of the leading figures of Saxon history. He obtained the throne of Mercia in 757, after the murder of his cousin, King Aethelbald, by Beornraed. After spending fourteen years Read more

British Royal Family

The Duke of Edinburgh celebrated his 90th birthday on 10 June 2011. Since The Queen’s accession, His Royal Highness has played a prominent part in many aspects of national life. In this section you can find out more about The Duke of Edinburgh’s interests and involvements, view a gallery Read more

Abraham Lincoln 1809 – 1865

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Wikipedia
Born: February 12, 1809, Larue
Died: April 15, 1865, Petersen House
Height: 1.93 m
Spouse: Mary Todd Lincoln (m. 1842–1865)
Children: Robert Todd Lincoln, Tad Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln
Vice presidents: Read more