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  • ID: I31579
  • Name: Wiglaf of Mercia
  • Prefix: King
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 779
  • Death: 839
  • Burial: Repton, Derbyshire
  • Note:

    Wiglaf (died 839) was King of Mercia from 827 to 829 and again from 830 until his death. His ancestry is uncertain: the 820s were a period of dynastic conflict within Mercia and the genealogy of several of the kings of this time is unknown.
    (Wikipedia)
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    Early in the 8th century the famous Repton crypt was begun, which was to serve as a mausoleum for the Mercian royal family.á King Ethelbald was entombed in it in 757, and King Wiglaf iná 840.áá Initially, it was below ground level with a wooden roofá but later, in the 9th century, a fine vaulted stone roof supported by four ?barley sugar? columns was constructed, and, above it, a splendid chancel was built. The distinctive Anglo-Saxon stonework can be admired from both inside and outside the church.á Sir Nikolaus Pevsner wrote: ?...the chancel....and the crypt form one of the most precious survivals of Anglo-Saxon architecture in England.?
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    Wiglaf, King of Mercia was the son of Beornwulf, King of Mercia.
    (Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Chobham, Surrey, U.K., volume 1, issue 6, page 407)
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  • Change Date: 2 NOV 2010



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    1. Has Children Wigmund of Mercia b: 800
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