Event: RequestBurgred 5.request to Ęthelwulf 1 for assistance
Primary Source Info
|Date from Source
||853 (the fifth [year] of the life of King Alfred 8).
*The reading of the Cotton MS for the year of the life of Alfred 8 was 'undecimo', described by @Keynes and Lapidge 1983, p. 230 n. 10, as 'quite eccentric'. It is corrected by Stevenson 1959, p. 6. to 'quinto', the reading which is followed here.
Persons associated with this Event:
(King of the Mercians, ?852?873x874) : Burgred 5 requested through messengers (Anonymi 10) that Ęthelwulf 1 give him help to subject to his control the British living between the Mercians and the western sea (Anonymi 11).
(Messengers of Burgred 5)
(King of the West Saxons, 839-856; king of Kent, Sussex & Essex, 856-858)
(Britons who lived between Mercia and the western sea)