Ecbert of Wessex Played by Linus Roache

Ecbert of Wessex Played by Linus Roache


Vikings plot hole: How did Ragnar not know about the Wessex settlement being destroyed?

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Vikings has now reached season six on History and Amazon Prime and during the mid-season break fans have been catching up with the previous seasons.
In the series King Ecbert (played by Linus Roache) is the King of Wessex and Mercia, and has a lot of respect for his new ally Ragnar (Travis Fimmel).
The pair come to an agreement and Ecbert hands over some of his land for the vikings to build a settlement for farming.

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The vikings head to England in season three and form a relationship with the King and talking through the conditions of a deal.
He tells the vikings if they help fight for him, he will hand them some land to build a settlement for their people to live and work on.
However, he betrays the vikings as soon as they have left England, as he visits the newly-built settlement and orders for it to be destroyed.
Ragnar is left oblivious to what has happened and does not find out about the disaster until later on in the series.

Vikings: A settlement is built in Wessex (Image: History)

Vikings: Ecbert hands over some land to Lagertha (Image: Sky)

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Fans have taken to Reddit to discuss why it took Ragnar and the people of their town of Kattegat so long to hear of the news.
JYN044 said: "How did it take Kattegat ten years to learn about the settlement's destruction? I know Ragnar killed the last survivor, but ten years is a long time.
"Wouldn't, eventually, family and friends of the settlers grow concerned at the lack of news and send someone to investigate.
"I know the journey is lengthy, surely someone could have stopped at Wessex at some point during the raiding season to find out about the settlers."

Vikings: Ragnar heads off to battle (Image: Sky)

Vikings: Ecbert befriends Ragnar (Image: Sky)

Other fans noticed the inconsistency, and questioned whether it was ever revealed how long the time span had been.
Blackletterdragon said: "How do we know it was ten years? I was a bit surprised Ragnar himself didn't go to visit them sometimes.
"He just sort of laid an egg in Ecbert's nest and flew off like a cuckoo. It's not in keeping with his wishes to see the Danes prosper in a new land.
"He should have left someone important in charge of them, also." Other fans believe the point is Ragnar was the only one who cared about the settlement and most others forgot about it.
They said as soon as Ragnar had left the settlement Ecbert swooped in.

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Blackletterdragon added: "We don't know how long Ecbert waited to massacre the settlers. You say "as soon as" but what are you using to mark the time?
"TV episodes don't count. More importantly, we don't know how long after the massacre Ragnar found out about it, how long that one survivor took to get to him.
"He couldn't just hop on a shuttle back to Kattegat. I thought they aged Ragnar and Athelstan (George Blagden) up a bit before the event, too, so I always assumed it was a couple of years (time measured by beard growth and hair loss).
"Ragnar could have just put some blokes in a boat and gone over to visit and left an Earl in charge."
Ghostface 1357 suggested it may have been a couple of months before Ragnar found out about the settlement.

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They said: "Around a month or two goes by every episode so that&rsquos my guess.
Also, the boat ride from Wessex to Kattegat is around a week at most so it would never have been a year from when Ragnar left and when he found out about the settlement destruction.
"He probably would&rsquove visited if it had been years but it can&rsquot have been."
The massacre of the Danish settlement was planned in secret by Ecbert and his son Aethelwulf (More Dunford) to rid the land of Danish settlement.
Ecbert had felt frustrated as the settlers refused to give up their beliefs of pagan Gods. As a result he ordered his son to raid the settlement and violate the peace treaty with Ragnar.
A viking farmer was the sole survivor of the slaughter. When he was interrogated about the attack, he was strangled.

Vikings will return to History and Amazon Prime at the end of this year


Vikings Adds Law & Order Vet to Season 2 Cast

A New York ADA and a tribute from District 2 are becoming Vikings.

Linus Roache, best known as the Law & Order franchise’s Michael Cutter, and Alexander Ludwig, of The Hunger Games, will be on board for the drama’s second season.

Roache will play Ecbert, King of Wessex, “a man full of strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition,” History announced Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Ludwig’s Bjorn is the smart, brave warrior son of Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Travis Fimmel).

Executive producer Michael Hirst teased Ragnar’s interaction with Ecbert when he spoke with TVLine at the end of the show’s freshman season. “Wessex is a much bigger kingdom in England and has a much more powerful king,” he previewed, “so it’s going to be interesting how that pans out.”

In addition to playing legal eagle Cutter on Law & Order and its SVU offshoot, Roache has appeared on the British soap Coronation Street and in the Titanic miniseries. Newcomer Ludwig has had roles in Race to Witch Mountain and the upcoming Grown Ups 2.

The highly rated series’ 10-episode Season 2, slated to bow in 2014, begins production this summer.


Vikings plot hole: How did Ragnar not know about the Wessex settlement being destroyed?

Vikings has now reached season six on History and Amazon Prime and during the mid-season break fans have been catching up with the previous seasons.
In the series King Ecbert (played by Linus Roache) is the King of Wessex and Mercia, and has a lot of respect for his new ally Ragnar (Travis Fimmel).
The pair come to an agreement and Ecbert hands over some of his land for the vikings to build a settlement for farming.

The vikings head to England in season three and form a relationship with the King and talking through the conditions of a deal.
He tells the vikings if they help fight for him, he will hand them some land to build a settlement for their people to live and work on.
However, he betrays the vikings as soon as they have left England, as he visits the newly-built settlement and orders for it to be destroyed.
Ragnar is left oblivious to what has happened and does not find out about the disaster until later on in the series.

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Fans have taken to Reddit to discuss why it took Ragnar and the people of their town of Kattegat so long to hear of the news.
JYN044 said: “How did it take Kattegat ten years to learn about the settlement’s destruction? I know Ragnar killed the last survivor, but ten years is a long time.
“Wouldn’t, eventually, family and friends of the settlers grow concerned at the lack of news and send someone to investigate.
“I know the journey is lengthy, surely someone could have stopped at Wessex at some point during the raiding season to find out about the settlers.”

Other fans noticed the inconsistency, and questioned whether it was ever revealed how long the time span had been.
Blackletterdragon said: “How do we know it was ten years? I was a bit surprised Ragnar himself didn’t go to visit them sometimes.
“He just sort of laid an egg in Ecbert’s nest and flew off like a cuckoo. It’s not in keeping with his wishes to see the Danes prosper in a new land.
“He should have left someone important in charge of them, also.” Other fans believe the point is Ragnar was the only one who cared about the settlement and most others forgot about it.
They said as soon as Ragnar had left the settlement Ecbert swooped in.

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Blackletterdragon added: “We don’t know how long Ecbert waited to massacre the settlers. You say “as soon as” but what are you using to mark the time?
“TV episodes don’t count. More importantly, we don’t know how long after the massacre Ragnar found out about it, how long that one survivor took to get to him.
“He couldn’t just hop on a shuttle back to Kattegat. I thought they aged Ragnar and Athelstan (George Blagden) up a bit before the event, too, so I always assumed it was a couple of years (time measured by beard growth and hair loss).
“Ragnar could have just put some blokes in a boat and gone over to visit and left an Earl in charge.”
Ghostface 1357 suggested it may have been a couple of months before Ragnar found out about the settlement.

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They said: “Around a month or two goes by every episode so that&rsquos my guess.
Also, the boat ride from Wessex to Kattegat is around a week at most so it would never have been a year from when Ragnar left and when he found out about the settlement destruction.
“He probably would&rsquove visited if it had been years but it can&rsquot have been.”
The massacre of the Danish settlement was planned in secret by Ecbert and his son Aethelwulf (More Dunford) to rid the land of Danish settlement.
Ecbert had felt frustrated as the settlers refused to give up their beliefs of pagan Gods. As a result he ordered his son to raid the settlement and violate the peace treaty with Ragnar.
A viking farmer was the sole survivor of the slaughter. When he was interrogated about the attack, he was strangled.

Vikings will return to History and Amazon Prime at the end of this year


Vikings creator Michael Hirst doesn't like his characters to overstay their welcome

Sometimes on a TV series, an abrupt character departure signals acrimony behind the scenes. This was not the case on Vikings, however. Creator Michael Hirst, who also penned the teleplay for "Born Again," is apparently loath to keep characters around after their arcs have reached a natural and satisfying conclusion.

Blagden recalled to EW the moment Hirst notified him that Athelstan's journey would be coming to an end at some point during season 3. "I remember the moment, actually! I was driving up to my mum and dad's house in Yorkshire," the actor explained. "I got an email whilst in the car from Michael Hirst. It's not often that you get an email from Michael in between seasons. I pulled over and thought, 'This is probably quite important, I should read it.'

"Lo and behold, it was a five-page email. [laughs] He explained his desire to kill Athelstan in season 3. He was very passionate in writing for television about not overextending character arcs. The worst thing you can do for a character is make it try and exist past the point where it needs to. He felt it was the moment, this midpoint in season 3. I totally agreed with everything he said in his lovely email. How he's progressed through the start of season 3 with Athelstan, it feels like a perfect moment."


What happened to King Ecbert of Wessex?

In Vikings, King Ecbert of Wessex is based on the real king of the same name &ndash King Ecgberht.

The real King Ecgbert was King of Wessex from 802 until his death in 839.

In the series, Ecbert formed an alliance with Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel).

Ecbert was also a close friend of Athelstan (George Blagden), who had become good friends with Ragnar.

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When Ragnar and the Vikings invaded, King Aelle (Ivan Kaye) suggested battling against the invading Norsemen and killing them.

However, Ecbert had a political vision and believed there was more to gain by working with them.

Ecbert reached out an olive branch when he let Ragnar&rsquos brother Rollo (Clive Standen) free.

Ragnar and Ecbert then formed an alliance which granted Ragnar, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and the Vikings permission to build a settlement on his land.

They were given 5,000 acres of good farming land as well as a large amount of gold and silver.

As part of the alliance, King Ecbert was able to recruit Vikings warriors to fight for Princess Kwenthrith (Amy Bailey) who was trying to make her claim to the throne of Merica.

Whether the real King Egbert granted lands to Ragnar remains unknown.

In season four of Vikings, Ecbert betrayed his son King Aelle and became the King of Mercia.

As King of Wessex and Merica, Ecbert played an instrumental role in securing Ragnar&rsquos death at the hands of King Aelle.

Ragnar who had been captured, begged for Ecbert to kill him but Ecbert refused, realising Ragnar&rsquos goal was to be killed so his sons would avenge his death.

Ragnar insists King Ecbert&rsquos Wessex will be spared when his son avenge his death and Ecbert agrees to spare Ivar (Alex Hogh Andersen).

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In the end, Ragnar was taken to King Aelle, where he was thrown into a pit of poisonous snakes and died.

As predicted, Ragnar&rsquos sons invaded Anglo-Saxon England in the form of The Great Heathen Army to avenge their father&rsquos death.

Instead of letting the Great Heathen Army pass through, Ecbert demanded that his son fight against the Vikings.

He planned to trick them into a false sense of security, but striking a deal with Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) and grant them lands.

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Ecbert hoped to stall the Vikings long enough so his family could mobilise their defence and protect their lands.

In exchange for the land, Ecbert requested to choose his own death &ndash removing the satisfaction from Ragnar&rsquos avenging sons.

He chose to take his own life after Bishop Edmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) was killed by Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø).


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Linus Roache (“Batman Begins”) is polishing his armor and preparing for battle. The 50-year-old actor has joined the cast of the hit historical drama “Vikings,” now in its second season, as Ecbert, King of Wessex, a real historical figure whose nemesis, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), is already established as a conqueror on the series.

Roache, who may be best known as Michael Cutter on “Law & Order” and for his role as Dr. Thomas Wayne in “Batman Begins,” boasts an impressive theatrical background, including his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company. A Golden Globe nominee for his portrayal of Robert Kennedy in “RFK,” Roache also co-starred in HBO’s “The Gathering Storm,” and PBS’s “The Making of a Lady.”

We spoke to Roache, who is married to Rosalind Bennett, about his latest role as an eighth century Viking king, why 1920’s Paris appeals to him, and how meditation has influenced his life and work.

“Vikings” is set in the eighth century. If you could go back in time, what time period would you like to visit, and why?
I think Paris in the 1920’s would have been a lot of fun, Gertrude Stein, all those fascinating people hanging around. Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” gives a good sense of what was going on during that whole era. A fascinating time.

Ecbert is considered a sophisticated visionary, well versed in court life. Jonathan Hession/HISTORY What’s in store for “Vikings” viewers in Season 2?
The Vikings are expanding in scope, venturing to take over new territory, and with that comes new enemies. That’s where Ecbert comes in. He’s kind of a visionary ruler who is slightly ahead of his time, and thinks differently than those around him. He works not just as a warrior, but also as a politician, so when Ragnaer’s men realize he’s a very formidable foe, it becomes a clash of two great leaders.

How did you prepare to play the role of Ecbert, a “man full of strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition?”

When I was asked to join the show, I watched the first season, and I was completely blown away. I did a lot of reading, and learned as much as I could about the true historical character. But in the end, I gave myself to the genius of [creator] Michael Hirst, who is not only a brilliant dramatist, but a great historian. It’s rare, I’ve never seen someone take you into historical moments, and make them that visceral, that alive, that human. I just kind of abandoned all the research at that point, and followed that kind of intuition with Hirst. If I had history shows like this when I was a kid, I would have studied history.

King Ecbert sounds intriguing. Is he a good or bad guy?

He’s power hungry, but I can’t say he’s good or bad, but definitely a formidable foe. He’s a politician trying make the best of the situation, protecting his own country. I wouldn’t say he’s a bad man, but he’s a true leader and warrior.

Women played a prominent role in the first season of the show. What will Season 2 hold?

The show features so many strong women, and they become equal warriors on the battlefield. There is the greatest sexual liberation and freedom between man and woman. When you look at some of the Vikings, they look kind of like a hippie culture, where everyone is hanging free and doing their own thing. It breaks a rigid Christian way of thinking. Of course, Lagertha, Ragner’s wife, is becoming a leader in her own right. And we have an interesting female character this season, Princess Aslaug, who plays a prominent and powerful role.

Your parents are both actors, your father holding the title of the longest living actor in a continuous role, on “Coronation Street.” How do you think this influenced your career path?

Having parents in the business has influenced me, but I deeply fell in love with theater at a very early age. My parents were two very different types of actors, and I met a lot of people in the world of stage, film and television, but I quickly decided on my path. You could play so many different roles, and so many different styles and genres. So versatility was one the things that attracted me to acting.

If you weren’t an actor, you’d be…?

Unfortunately I am not much good at anything else. But I am moving into producing, developing a couple of ideas for television, and a movie, in the early stages. I guess that’s part of my own growing up, to be responsible for a project like this. I am very excited about that.

You gave up acting for a while and studied meditation. How does this spiritual practice influence your acting?

I gave up acting for a bit. All I knew about myself was that this is all I did and I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to stop for a while. I traveled throughout India, and it gave me a period of reflection. And when I came back to acting, I came back with renewed strength, and maybe a little bit more perspective. I don’t meditate regularly anymore, but it’s a beautiful and powerful practice. With the intensity of our lives, it’s important to just sit still and know that you can just be.


King ecbert wessex

Egbert (även stavat Ecgberht), född omkring 769 eller 771, död 839, var kung av Wessex från 802 till 839. Hans far var Ealhmund av Kent.På 780-talet tvingades Egbert i exil av Offa av Mercia och Beorhtric av Wessex, men då Beorhtric avled år 802 kunde Egbert återvända och inta tronen.. Ytterst lite är känt om de första tjugo åren av Egberts regeringstid, men han tros ha kunnat. Egbert, king of the West Saxons from 802 to 839, who formed around Wessex a kingdom so powerful that it eventually achieved the political unification of England (mid-10th century). The son of Ealhmund, king in Kent in 784 and 786, Egbert was a member of a family that had formerly held the West Egbert of Wessex (l. c. 770-839 CE, r. 802-839 CE also given as Ecgberht, Ecbert) was the most powerful and influential king of Wessex prior to the reign of Alfred the Great (r. 871-899 CE). Egbert came to the throne at a time when the neighboring Kingdom of Mercia had dominated Wessex and controlled the sitting king Beorhtric (786-802 CE) through an alliance sealed by marriage

Egbert av Wessex - Wikipedi

Egbert of Wessex (also spelled Ecgberht, Ecgbert or Ecgbriht 769 or 771 - 839) was King of Wessex from 802 until his death in 839. His father was Ealhmund of Kent. In the 780s Egbert was forced into exile by Offa of Mercia and Beorhtric of Wessex, but on Beorhtric's death in 802 Egbert returned and took the throne King Ecbert was the worldly and ambitious King of Wessex and Mercia, whose formative years were spent in the court of the Emperor Charlemagne. An ambitious and open-mindedmanof strength, knowledge and the willingness to use those qualities decisively. He had developed a strong respect for his new foe/ally Ragnar Lothbrok. 1 Biography 1.1 Season 2 1.2 Season 3 1.3 Season 4 2 Beliefs 3.

Egbert, who became King of Wessex in 802, was probably of Kentish origin, and his ancestry back to Cerdic may have been invented to legitimize his claim to the throne of Wessex. There are also a number of discrepancies between different sources. Key - The. In Vikings, King Ecbert of Wessex is based on the real king of the same name - King Ecgberht. The real King Ecgbert was King of Wessex from 802 until his death in 839 .

Egbert king of Wessex Britannic

  • King Cynewulf of Wessex was murdered. Beothric was elected to be King but Egbert contested this. Beothric maintained his position and Egbert fled to Mercia where he took refuge with King Offa
  • Egbert (also spelt Ecgberht) (c. 775 -839) was King of Wessex from 802 until 839. In the 780s Egbert was forced into exile by Offa of Mercia and Beorhtric of Wessex, but on Beorhtric's death in 802 Egbert returned and took the throne.He was the father of Athelwulf of Wessex
  • ated Kent. He fled to Charlemagne's court, where he married Redburh with whom he had at least three children. He returned to England in 802 upon the death of..

King Egbert of Wessex - Ancient History Encyclopedi

  1. Egbert was a son of Ealhmund, the Kentish king, and grandson of king Eafa of Wessex, but not the heir apparent to the Wessex throne. Before reaching Egbert, the crown adorned the heads of Cynewulf and Beothric, whose rule began after the murder of Cynewulf in AD 786. Egbert's troubles began when he contested Beothric's claim to the throne
  2. About Egbert of Wessex: Probably born as early as 770 but possibly as late as 780, Egbert was the son of Ealhmund (or Elmund), who, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, had been a king in Kent in 784. Virtually nothing is known of his life up to 789, when he was driven into exile by the West Saxon king Beorhtric with the help of his formidable ally, the Mercian king Offa
  3. King Ecbert Played by Linus Roache. King Ecbert is the ruler of Wessex, the largest of the five kingdoms in England with big plans to make it even larger. Ecbert is a sophisticated visionary, well.
  4. Egbert, in Old English Ecgbehrt, the first King of all England, was born around 770-780. He was the son of Ealhmund, King of Kent, who is mentioned in a charter of 784. Ealhmund was himself the son of Eafa, King of Wessex, by a Kentish princess. The House of Wessex boasted of a descent from no less.
  5. This video will be about the King Egbert the King of Wessex. Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HistoryProfiles/ Follow me on Instagram: @histor..
  6. Kung Egbert hjälpte till att göra Wessex sådan kraftfull rike som England så småningom enat runt den. Detta är bara en av anledningarna att han har kallats den första kungen av hela England
  7. Name: King Egbert (Ecgberht) Born: c.769 Parents: Ealhmund of Kent (Father) Relation to Elizabeth II: 34th great-grandfather House of: Wessex Became King: 802 Married: Redburh of Francia Children: Aethelwulf Died: 839 Buried at: Winchester Succeeded by: his son Aethelwulf Egbert (Ecgberht in Anglo Saxon) king of Wessex (802-39), and the first Saxon king recognized as sovereign of all England

Wessex (West Saxons) is an Anglo-Saxon kingdom located in the south of England.. In Vikings. It is likely that Wessex is the strongest kingdom in England at this time, due to the recent civil war in the once powerful Kingdom of Mercia.Wessex was ruled by King Ecbert. Aethelwulf was made King before Ecbert's capture. Wessex borders the Kingdom of Mercia along the Thames River King Egbert, later designated the first king of England, began his reign in the 9 th century, when England was fragmented into multiple small kingdoms and under attack by Norsemen. He was one of the first to unify several smaller English kingdoms and was called bretwalda, or wide ruler of Anglo-Saxon lands.. Historians do not know much about his first 20 years of rule A clickable family tree for King Egbert of Wessex 770 - 839, father of King Aethelwulf, grandfather of King Alfred the Grea Egbert 802 - 839. One of the most famous of all the West Saxon kings, Egbert was actually exiled by his predecessor Beorhtric sometime in the 780s. Upon his death however, Egbert returned to Wessex, took the throne and reigned for the next 37 years

Egbert Anglo Saxon King of Wessex, what sort of a king was he? Egbert was a warrior King of Wessex who managed briefly to dominate the other kingdoms between 802-839 when he died. This achievement should not be seen as a true unification of the kingdoms it was as fleeting in historical terms, as the supremacy of the Mercian Kings, Ethelbald and Offa A 13th century CE manuscript illustration depicting King Egbert of Wessex, r. 802-839 CE. ('Genealogical Chronicle of the English Kings', British Library, London King Egbert: During this time, a new dynasty of rulers was begun by Egbert, King of Wessex, who reigned from 802 to 839. He became the first king who could claim to be ruler over all England. Egbert enlarged Wessex (which at this point consisted on Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire) to include Kent, Sussex, Surrey and. King Ecbert of Wessex < > Most recent. Most popular Most recent. Filter by post type. All posts. Text. Photo. Quote. Link. Chat. Audio. Video. Ask. Grid View List View. Mine Part 1. So I had an idea, and I kind of went with it last night. I normally only write my own personal novel but oh well, here's an attempt at a fanfic

Egbert, king of Wessex - geni family tre

Egbert, who had been forced into exile at Charlemagne's court by Offa, King of Mercia, returned to England in 802, where he became King of Wessex and later king of all England. Raedburh's son Ethelwulf succeeded Egbert As King of Wessex and Merica, Ecbert played an instrumental role in securing Ragnar's death at the hands of King Aelle. Ragnar who had been captured, begged for Ecbert to kill him but Ecbert refused, realising Ragnar's goal was to be killed so his sons would avenge his death In Vikings, King Ecbert of Wessex is based on the real king of the same name - King Ecgberht. The real King Ecgbert was King of Wessex from 802 until his death in 839. In the series, Ecbert formed an alliance with Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) In the series, Ragnar formed an alliance with King Ecbert of Wessex (Linus Roache) and the monarch agreed to let the Vikings build a settlement on some of his land. However, Ecbert went back on his word and asked his son Aethelwulf (Moe Dunford) to destroy the settlement. Fans are wondering if this happened in real life

Egbert of Wessex was born circa 769 to Ealhmund of Kent and died 839 of unspecified causes. Egbert (also spelled Ecgberht, Ecgbert or Ecgbriht 769 or 771 - 839) was King of Wessex from 802 until his death in 839. His father was Ealhmund of Kent. In the 780s Egbert was forced into exile by Offa of Mercia and Beorhtric of Wessex, but on Beorhtric's death in 802 Egbert returned and took the. Egbert went into exile for several years after the death of King Cynewolf of Wessex who died in 786. Egbert put a claim in to rule the area but his claim was disputed by Beorhtric who, with the help of Offa, was successful in taking the title and forced Egbert to flee

Egbert's mother was probably a daughter of King Aethelbert II of Kent and, hence, Aelmund was able to claim the joint-Kingship of Kent between AD 784-5. Soon afterward, Egbert made a play for the throne of Wessex, but his rebellion did not gain support and he was forced to flee the country Egbert, also spelt Ecgberht, Ecgbert, or Ecgbriht, was an Anglo-Saxon king who ruled over Wessex between 802 and 839. An incredibly competent leader, he paved the way for the coming of his grandson, Alfred the Great. The son of Ealhmund of Kent, Egbert was compelled into exile by Offa of Mercia and Beorhtric of Wessex Egbert Wessex was born circa 769, at birth place, Kentucky. Egbert married Redburh Wessex at marriage place. Redburh was born in Wessex, England. They had one son: King Aethelwulf. His occupation was occupation. Egbert passed away on date, at death place. He was buried at burial place Egbert, d. 839, king of Wessex (802-39) Under Egbert, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Essex, and Mercia, along with parts of Dumnonia, were conquered. He is reputed to be the father of King Egbert who was King of Wessex and, later, King of Kent. In 825, his father, King Egbert, defeated King Beornwulf of Mercia, ending a long Mercian dominance over Anglo-Saxon England south of the Humber King Egbert of Wessex Conquers all to Become Bretwalda, the First King of a United England King Offa of Mercia: A Ruthless Anglo-Saxon Hellbent on Power and Prestige Depiction of Ecgberht from the 'Genealogical Chronicle of the English Kings', a late 13th-century manuscript in the British Library

Ecbert, King of Wessex and Mercia, was a cruel and selfish man who craved power. But beneath his dark heart he loved his children. It was for them he would carve the land into something great. With the great heathen army on the horizon and two of his grandchildren missing Ecbert must rise to fight the rising tide As King of Wessex, after the decline of Mercian power under Offa, Egbert inherited the mantle of 'bretwalda' - an Anglo-Saxon term meaning a ruler with overall superiority to other rulers He came to power in 802 and died in 839, but little else is known about his reign. The Heptarchy (made up of the separate Anglo Saxon Kingdoms of East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Mercia VIKINGS is a popular drama series based on Viking history. Did King Ecbert of Wessex really destroy the Viking settlement Media in category Egbert of Wessex The following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total. Charter S 1438, Council of Kingston 838.jpg 4,520 × 5,485 4.06 M

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  • <br>La Chronique rapporte une bataille entre les hommes du Devon et les Bretons de Cornouailles en 823 qui est sans doute liée d'une façon ou d'une autre à cette campagne[19]. <br> <br> Linus Roache Title: <br> <br> <br> <br> Enfant(s): Elle remonte ensuite jusqu'à Cerdic, le fondateur semi-légendaire de la maison de Wessex[1]. En Est-Anglie, un certain roi Æthelstan, probablement l.
  • Athelwulf ruled as a sub-king of Wessex. King of Wessex. Athelwulf succeeded his father to the throne of Wessex in 839. His father Egbert had done everything he could so that his son would be king after him. He appointed Aethelwulf his sub-king ruler of the subordinate kingdom of Kent
  • February 4, 839 - King Egbert or Ecbert of Wessex died. He was the son of Ealhmund, king in Kent. He was the father Aethelwulf and grandfather of Alfred the Great. In the 780s he was forced into..
  • Discover life events, stories and photos about Ecgbert, King of Wessex (0775-0839) of Wessex, England
  • Redburga was the wife of King Egbert of Wessex. She is alleged to have been the daughter of King Charlemagne of France though some sources indicate this is just a legend. Very little is known of her life. She is reputed to be the mother of Aethelwulf who succeeded as King of Wessex after the death of Egbert. Family tree for Redburga showing.

Beorhtric, king of the West Saxons, or Wessex (from 786), succeeding Cynewulf. Beorhtric was a descendant of Cerdic, founder of Wessex, but his parentage is unknown. In his time the Danes first began invading England, landing in Dorset. Beorhtric was troubled by a rival to his crown, Egbert (hi Egbert (771/775-839), also known as Ecgberht, Ecgbert, or Ecgbriht, was King of Wessex from 802 until his death in 839. His father was Ealhmund of Kent.In the 780s Egbert was forced into exile by Offa of Mercia and Beorhtric of Wessex, but on Beorhtric's death in 802 Egbert returned and took the throne.. Little is known of the first 20 years of Egbert's reign, but it is thought that he was.

Egbert (also spelt Ecgberht) (died 839) was King of Wessex from 802 until 839. His father was Ealhmund of Kent. In the 780s Egbert was forced into exile by Offa of Mercia and Beorhtric of Wessex, but on Beorhtric's death in 802 Egbert returned and took the throne Egbert, who had been forced into exile at Charlemagne's court by Offa, King of Mercia, returned to England in 802, where he became King of Wessex. The uncertainty over Redburga has been further complicated by the existence of an Egbert at the Carolingian court, and attempts have been made to identify this continental nobleman with the exiled Wessex prince Egbert III First King of England was born on August 11, 775 in Wessex, England, son of King Ealhmund Eafa from Wessex (van Engeland) and Edgythe (Alburga) from Kent Aetherbert. He was married in the year 805 in Wessex, England to Redburgh de Carolingians Queen of Wessex, they had 4 children. He died on February 4, 839 in Winchester, Wessex, England

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  • ation. sv Krönikan lägger bara till en kung till listan: Egbert av Wessex, som härskade på 800-talet. WikiMatrix. en The Chronicle adds just one king to the list: Egbert of Wessex, who reigned in the ninth century
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  • Offa, king of Mercia, forced Egbert into exile at the court of Charlemagne. However, Egbert returned to England in 802 and was recognized as king of Wessex. He defeated the Mercians at the battle of Ellendun in 825, and in 829 the Northumbrians accepted his overlordship and he was proclaimed Bretwalda or sole ruler of Britain
  • Nov 21, 2018 - Egbert of Wessex (l. c. 770-839 CE, r. 802-839 CE also given as Ecgberht, Ecbert) was the most powerful and influential king of Wessex prior to the reign..

TrendingDid King Ecbert of Wessex really destroy the Viking settlement?In the series, fans were surprised to see Ragnar develop a friendship with King Ecbert, as the king became fascinated with his pagan ways.To keep their alliance strong Ecbert agreed to let Ragnar and his former wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) set up a farming settlement on some of his land in Wessex Ecbert, (OE Ecgbehrt) is sometimes described as the 'first King of all England'. But Anglo-Saxon England was not the same as the modern geographical area, and the title doesn't exactly correspond with the modern definition of a king. More specific.. Posts Tagged 'king ecbert of Wessex' From Charlamagne to Egbert and Wessex. Posted in Aethelwulf in history, battle of Ellendun, BBC America Last Kingdom, Bernard Cornwell, Charlemagne, historical fiction, history of Kingship, history of Wessex, King ecbert of Wessex, medieval britain, Michael Hirst vikings creator, Offa of Mercia, Princess Kwenthrith, Queen Eadburh, Time Slips, vikings on. Egbert [also click portrait] was the grandfather of Alfred the Great and King of Wessex in a previous period to this narrative's subject. Wessex was fortified under Alfred's rule as well as generally becoming more civilised. It does seem that Alfred was somewhat of a Renassance character in many respects and well trained in the arts of Kingship, including war

Wessex var ett av de sju stora anglosaxiska rikena som föregick Kungadömet England.Wessex ligger i södra England, söder om Themsen och väster om Severn.Kungariket existerade från 500-talet fram till Englands framväxande under 900-talet, samt som ett grevskap mellan 1016 och 1066 King ecbert of wessex vikings. The battle begins between ragnar and king horiks forces against jarl borg. After his death she later became the lover of king ecbert. Buy the season for 3999. Preview and download your favorite episodes of vikings season 4 or the entire season Archive for the 'King ecbert of Wessex' Category. From Charlamagne to Egbert and Wessex. Posted in Aethelwulf in history, battle of Ellendun, BBC America Last Kingdom, Bernard Cornwell, Charlemagne, historical fiction, history of Kingship, history of Wessex, King ecbert of Wessex, medieval britain, Michael Hirst vikings creator, Offa of Mercia, Princess Kwenthrith, Queen Eadburh, Time. King ecbert and Ragnar lothbrok are both ambitious men the only difference is that King ecbert doesn't openly share his ambitions as he wants to trick people into thinking something else whereas Ragnar is different he tells his people what he want..

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Ceawlin, King of Wessex, born Abt 0547, Of Wessex, England, died Abt 591, M: , Wessex, England (Reigned 560-591, deposed by Ceolric) Above information in part from the Tompsett website in Britain. See links for individual names above Ecgberht, King of Wessex. For the 7th century king of Kent, see Ecgberht of Kent. Ecgberht Depiction of Ecgberht from the Genealogical Chronicle of the English Kings, a late 13th-century manuscript in the British Library. King of Wessex Reign: 802 - 839: Predecessor: Beorhtric: Successor: Æthelwulf: King of Kent Reign: 825 - 839

King Egbert was the first King of England. He was the first man to establish a stable and extensive rule over the Anglo-Saxons of England.. He had been exiled at the court of Charlemagne in 802, but returned to England and ruled the kingdom of Wessex Pedigree report of King Of Wessex Ecbert III, son of Ealhmund In Kent Under-King and UNKNOWN Saxe-Kent, born in 0775 in Wessex,ENGLAND. King Of Wessex had a wife named Queen Of Wessex Redburgha and three children named Abbess of Polesworth, Sub King of Kent, King Of England King of England(802-839) Ruled 827-836 Egbert became the first King of Wessex in 802, he also included Kent in his kingdome in 827. He is considered to be the first king of England--however it only included the south and west (Kent and Wessex areas) February 4, 839 - King Egbert or Ecbert of Wessex died. He was the son of Ealhmund, king in Kent. He was the father Aethelwulf and grandfather of Alfred the Great. In the 780s he was forced into exile by Offa of Mercia and Beorhtric of Wessex, and sought refuge at the Frankish court

Vikings: Did King Ecbert of Wessex really betray Ragnar

Egbert III `the Great' (1st King) of ENGLAND aka Ecgberht EALHMVNDING (King) of WESSEX (& Kent & Essex & Sussex & East Anglia) 18th BRETWALDA reigned 37 winters prob. aka Egbert (Count) of SAXONS (Egbert was the last `Bretwalda', a title subsumed by King of England some scholars believe he spent much of his life in Charlemagne's court, and even that he was identical to Eckbert de. Son of King Egbert Married to 1. Osburgh 2. Judith of France Succeeded his father as King of Wessex. He faced repeated Viking invasions and raids. He took his youngest son, Alfred on a pilgrimage to Rome and on the way back married Judith of France, the 12 year old daughter of King Charles (the Bald) of France Ecbert is a bastard, I doubt his interest is sincere. Just somebody whom he can relate to at a high level. Ragnar was more genuine. They were kindred spirits, and Ragnar imho saw himself in Athelstan. Ragnar is an intelligent man, and not just a brute. One cannot become village Jarl or King of Denmark without being smart

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  2. Egbert, who became king of Wessex in 802, maintained a fraught independence for two decades while the bellicose Mercian ruler Coenwulf focussed his aggression on Kent, East Anglia and Wales. After Coenwulf's death, a period of instability ensued, and Egbert, seizing his opportunity, decisively defeated the Mercians at Ellendun (825)
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  4. Egbert (also Ecgberht or Ecgbert) (c. 770 - July 839) was a King of Wessex (802 - 839).Under Egbert, Wessex rose to become the most powerful of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, overthrowing the supremacy of Mercia.. A somewhat difficult question has arisen as to the parentage of Egbert. Under the year 825 the Chronicle states that in his eastern conquests Egbert recovered what had been the rightful.
  5. ded but highly strung battle veteran at the head of remaining resistance to the Vikings in southern England. In early 878, the Danes led by King Guthrum seized Chippenham in Wiltshire in a lightning strike and used it as a secure base from which to devastate Wessex
  6. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that Egbert succeeded to the kingdom of Wessex after the death of Beorhtric in 802, in a later passage describing him as Ecgberht as son of Ealhmund, and in another passage which setting out his complete ancestry from his son Æthelwulf King of Wessex
  7. Egbert (771/775-839), also spelled Ecgberht, Ecgbert, or Ecgbriht, was King of Wessex from 802 until his death in 839. His father was Ealhmund of Kent. In the 780s Egbert was forced into exile by Offa of Mercia and Beorhtric of Wessex, but on Beorhtric's death in 802 Egbert returned and took the throne

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Egbert, King of Wessex (769 or 771?-839), King of the West Saxons and first Monarch of all England, reigned 802-39. Sitter in 6 portraits. Tell us Mor Egbert (også har stavet Ecgberht), fødte omkring 769 eller 771 , døde 839 , var konge af Wessex fra 802 tilde 839. Hans fader var Ealhmund av Kent . 780'erne blev Egbert påtvunget i eksil af Offa af Mercia og Beorhtric af Wessex , men da Beorhtric døde år 802 kunne Egbert vende tilbage og indtage tronen.. Yderst lidt er kendt om de første tyve år af Egberts regeringstid, men han menes. Egbert (802-39 AD) Known as the first King of All England, he was forced into exile at the court of Charlemagne, by the powerful Offa, King of Mercia. Egbert returned to England in 802 and was recognized as king of Wessex. He defeated the rival Mercians at the battle of Ellendun in 825 Egbert Ecgberht III The Great Overlord of England King of Wessex was born in 784, at birth place. Egbert married Redburge de Herstal in 805, at age 21 at marriage place . Egbert passed away on month day 839, at age 55 at death place Æthelwulf (Old English for Noble Wolf) was King of Wessex from 839 to 858. [lower-alpha 1] In 825 his father, King Egbert, defeated King Beornwulf of Mercia, ending a long Mercian dominance over Anglo-Saxon England south of the Humber.Egbert sent Æthelwulf with an army to Kent, where he expelled the Mercian sub-king and was appointed sub-king.After 830 Egbert maintained good relations with.

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  1. Egbert, King of Wessex (c769-839) son of Ealhmund of Kent, he was able to wrest control of both Wessex and Kent from the King of Mercia (c 790-839) and back to the royal family of Wessex. Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (c795-858), helped his father conquer the Kingdom of Kent in 825 and inherited his fathers throne in 839
  2. Egbert of Wessex: | | | Egbert | | | | ||| World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive.
  3. Athelstan/King Ecbert (Vikings) Princess Judith (Vikings)/Athelstan King Ecbert/Princess Judith awakened in the middle of the night and dragged before Queen Kwenthrith he does his best to be a worthy son to the King of Wessex, the strategic political genius, and makes some life changing decisions in the process. Language: English Words.

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Æthelwulf was the son of Egbert, the King of Wessex, an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in southern England. He was born circa 800. Some historians say 795, others 806. Æthelwulf took Osburga, the daughter of Oslac, the Chief Butler of Wessex, for a wife. They married about 830 and had six children: * Æthelstan * Æthelwith, wife of King Burgred of Merci Medien in der Kategorie Egbert of Wessex Folgende 3 Dateien sind in dieser Kategorie, von 3 insgesamt. Charter S 1438, Council of Kingston 838.jpg 4.520 × 5.485 4,06 M


Ecbert cared for some people, but not most

He cared for a few people, but not most. His overall goalswere put before pretty much everything and everyone, but that doesn’t make hima psychopath.

“I think he was just a hard guy. I mean it’s not like he never felt anything, he definitely cared for Athelstan, Ragnar, and Alfred,” another Reddit user explained. “He was a smart guy in a land of idiots. It’s not hard to imagine him getting frustrated with people and eventually just not caring.”

Other fans brought up similar points about Ecbert caring fora few people other than himself. “Ecbert was just an extremely ambitious man, abit narcissistic, and didn’t have a crisis of conscience ’til it was too late.He loved Ragnar, he loved Aethelstan,” another fan explained.


History’s ‘Vikings’ continues battling it out in Season 3

As season three of History’s “Vikings” picks up, the warriors are back in their home village and restless for some action.

As his children play around him, Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) laments to his wife, “We are too happy,” sounding like he is in an Ingmar Bergman film.

His unease will end since newly crowned Earl Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) plans to establish his hold of farming land in Britain. He will be heading there with his eldest son, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), who is in a relationship with slave-girl-turned-warrior-maiden Porunn (Gaia Weiss), her head partly shaved to do battle.

Ragnar is leaving behind his current wife, Princess Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), and young children, angered by her refusal to let their youngest, a deformed child, die. But his former wife, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), who has risen to power in the clan, is coming along, but she is leaving behind her slippery second in command, Kalf (Ben Robson).

In England, Ragnar and Lagertha find themselves in the middle of the war. They have allied with King Ecbert of Wessex (Linus Roache) and two princesses, the mad Kwenthrith (Amy Bailey) and Gisla (Morgane Polanski — daughter of the famed director), who is married to Ecbert’s son.

The series claims our interest with its portrayal of the Viking culture. The Norsemen are a rowdy bunch, more open sexually and worship gods like them. When they come into contact with the English, some like Ragnar begin to question what they believe.

This makes for fun, but season three seems a bit more interested in politics with Ragnar, Lagertha, Ecbert and Kwenthrith all having different agendas. Plus Ragnar has his own troubles with those warriors not interested in being farmers or civilized.

At the beginning of the season, they don’t have to worry about that since Ragnar has agreed to rid Ecbert and Kwenthrith of their problem, a king in a nearby realm. So there are plenty of battles, which the series does well. In the first three episodes there is enough intrigue and bloodletting to keep fans watching.


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