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d. 839, king of Wessex (802–39). His name also appears as Ecgberht. He was descended from Cerdic and was apparently an unsuccessful aspirant for the crown of Wessex against Beohtric (reigned 786–802).
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The hagiographical narrative is preceded by an account of the kings of Wessex from Ecgberht (r.
Most notably, it relates that Ecgberht founded the first community of nuns at Wilton at the request of his widowed sister, who became its first prioress.
The King of Wessex was Ecgberht (802-839), grandfather of Alfred the Great.