Ealdred, king of the Hwicce

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Ealdred
King of Hwicce ?
Reign c.750 – c.778 AD
Died c.778

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 757 Eanberht, Uhtred, and Ealdred, granted land to Bishop Milred,[1] and in 759 to Abbot Headda. [2]

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,[3]It seems that soon after Ealdred's death Offa absorbed Hwicce but possibly kept Ealdred's relatives as Ealdorman.

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