Queen Æthelburg, (also Æthelburh or Ethelburga) (ca. 673-740) was the wife of King Ine of Wessex. In 722 AD, she destroyed the stronghold of Taunton (which had been built by Ine) in an attempt to find the rebel Ealdbert.
Æthelburg was born circa 673. She was the wife of King Ine of Wessex. The couple ruled jointly, and when Ine was engaged in war she led troops into battle as needed. In 722, Æthelburg burned down the city of Taunton, a city built by Ine, to avoid its destruction by enemies. In 726 King Ine of Wessex abdicated the throne, and, with Æthelburg, went to Rome.