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Seaxburh [Sexburga]locked

(d. 674?)
  • Barbara Yorke

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Seaxburh [Sexburga] (d. 674?), queen of the Gewisse, was the wife of Cenwalh, king of the Gewisse, and has the distinction of being the only woman to appear in an Anglo-Saxon regnal list. Her reign is said to have begun in 672 after the death of her husband and to have lasted a year, though she may actually have ruled slightly longer than twelve months, as the next reign recorded in the ...

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