Visual Timeline: Aethelwulf of Wessex
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825 CE: The Battle of Ellandun; Aethelwulf participates under his father King Egbert of Wessex; Mercia is defeated.
826 CE - 839 CE: Aethelwulf serves as sub-king of Kent, Essex, Sussex, and Surrey under Egbert of Wessex.
839 CE - 858 CE: Reign of Aethelwulf, King of Wessex.
843 CE: Aethelwulf is defeated by Viking armies at Carmouth.
844 CE - 855 CE: Aethelwulf issues his Decimation Charters.
851 CE: Aethelwulf defeats Viking invasion of Wessex.
854 CE: Aethelwulf goes on pilgrimage to Rome with young Alfred the Great.
856 CE: Alfred marries Judith, daughter of Charles the Bald of the Kingdom of West Francia.
858 CE: Aethelwulf dies; Kingdom is divided between his sons Aethelbald and Aethelberht.