Ælfwald (died 23 September 788) was king of Northumbria from 779 to 788. He is thought to have been a son of Oswulf, and thus a grandson of Eadberht Eating. Ælfwald became king after Æthelred son of Æthelwald Moll was deposed in 778. He was murdered, probably at Chesters, by ealdorman Sicga on 23 September 788. He was buried at Hexham Abbey where he was considered a saint. Ælfwald was succeeded by his first cousin Osred, son of Alhred and Osgifu daughter of Eadberht Eating. Ælfwald's sons Ælf and Ælfwine were killed in 791 on the orders of King Æthelred.
How would Ælfwald I be described?
Ælfwald I would be described as Northumbrian king.
What is the gender of Ælfwald I?
Ælfwald I is male.
When died Ælfwald I?
Ælfwald I died 788-9-23.
When was Ælfwald I born?
Ælfwald I was born on 800-1-1.
What is Ælfwald I subject of?
Ælfwald I is subject of 8th-century English monarchs, Leodwaldings, Northumbrian monarchs, 788 deaths, 8th-century Christian saints, 8th-century births, Northumbrian saints and Burials at Hexham Abbey.