Aethelbald
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Aethelbald

King of Mercia ( 716 - 57 ). By about 730 he became recognised as the overlord or bretwalda of all the kingdoms south of the Humber. His period of power was generally peaceful but was murdered by his bodyguard in 757 for reasons unknown.

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