he third (or second) son of Aethelwulf King of Wessex. Aethelbert became ruler of Kent after the death of his father and ruler of Wessex after his elder brother Athelbald who died in 860. His reign was short, only lasting for six years and those six years were plagued by Viking invasions. He was succeeded by his brother Aethelred.
Following the death of his elder brother, Ethelred became the King of Wessex. Alfred (the Great) became his deputy. ¹
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Selection of references used:
1. Ronald McNair Scott, Alfred the Great, ISBN:0-86332-832-6