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Aethelwold of East Anglia
Aethelwold of East Anglia (595-664) was King of East Anglia from 655 to 664, succeeding Aethelhere and preceding Ealdwulf.

Biography

Aethelwold was a nephew of King Raedwald of East Anglia and the brother of Anna of East Anglia and Aethelhere of East Anglia, and he succeeded his brothers as King of East Anglia after their deaths in battle in the 650s. Aethelwold accepted the adoption of Latin Christianity by the Anglo-Saxons at the Synod of Whitby in 664, and he sponsored the baptism of King Swithhelm of Essex at Rendlesham. Aethelwold aligned East Anglia with Northumbria and Kent, and he died in 664.

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