Baldred of Kent

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Coin of Baldred, minted at Cantebury.

Baldred was king of Kent, from 823 until 826 or 827. Ceolwulf I, king of Mercia, had ruled Kent directly, but in 823 he was deposed by Beornwulf, and at about the same time moneyers at Canterbury started issuing coins in the name of Baldred, king of Kent. It is uncertain whether he was independent or a Mercian under-king. In 826 or 827 he was expelled by Æthelwulf, son of King Egbert of Wessex, and Kent was ruled directly by Wessex thereafter.[1]

Nineteen of his coins are known.[2]


  1. ^ S. E. Kelly (2004). "Baldred (fl. c.823–827)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/1158.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Early Medieval Coins


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Preceded by
Ceolwulf I
King of Kent Succeeded by