Ealdred, king of the Hwicce
|King of Hwicce ?|
|Reign||c.750 – c.778 AD|
Ealdred was styled as Dux (Duke) by Offa (the king of Mercia) of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Hwicce but considered himself as King, jointly ruling with his brothers Eanberht and Uhtred in the later half of the 8th century AD.
In 778 a charter of king Offa of Mercia Ealdred is styled as Dux of the Hwicce (Duke) in the charter Ealdred received a grant of land from Offa,It seems that soon after Ealdred's death Offa absorbed Hwicce but possibly kept Ealdred's relatives as Ealdorman.