Who was the First King of England

(A) Alfred the Great
(B) King Aethelwulf
(C) Egbert
(D) King Aethelwulf

Correct Answer : Egbert (Ecgherht)
Explanation : Egbert (Ecgherht) was the first king of England. He established a stable and extensive rule over all of Anglo-Saxon England. After his exile at the court of Charlemagne in 802, Egbert (Ecgherht) got again his kingdom of Wessex. Following his conquest of Mercia in 827, he commanded all of England south of the Humber. After next victories in Northumberland and North Wales, he is known as the title Bretwalda (Anglo-Saxon). The meaning of Anglo-Saxon is “ruler of the British”. After a year of this title he died aged almost 70. He defeated a combined force of Danes and Cornish at Hingston Down in Cornwall.
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