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Ealhmund (c. 730—800) prince and martyr


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Is identified in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the son of Eafa, of the Wessex dynasty, ruling in Kent in 784. The date is confirmed by a charter granting land to the abbey of Reculver. It has been suggested that Ealhmund represented a resistance to Mercian authority after the battle of Otford in 776; if so, it did not last long, since Offa of Mercia resumed granting charters in Kent in 785. However, Ealhmund's son Ecgberht succeeded as king of Wessex in 802.

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