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Aethelbald of Merciad. 757
Aethelbald was a King of the west Saxon kingdom of Mercia. It is not known for certain when he was born, but we do know that by 731 he had established himself as bretwalda, or overlord, of all the territory south of the River Humber. Around 743 he joined forces with Ceolred of Wessex to invade Powys and Gwent.
Time period(s): Saxon
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