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Succeeded his father Aldwulf in 713. The family seems to have been devout, and his sister Ecgburh was an abbess. Aelfwald asked Felix to write the life of St Guthlac of Crowland, which was dedicated to him, and in a letter towards the end of his reign to Boniface, Aelfwald assured him that he was prayed for in all the East Anglian monasteries. Symeon of Durham gave his date of death as 749.

Subjects: British History.

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