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(d. 802)
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Beorhtric (d. 802), king of the West Saxons, became king on the death of Cynewulf in 786. Whether he was Cynewulf's intended successor or an outsider who took advantage of a power vacuum is unclear. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, he was descended in the paternal line from ...

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