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Cædwalla [Ceadwalla]locked

(c. 659–689)
  • Barbara Yorke


Cædwalla [Ceadwalla] (c. 659–689), king of the Gewisse, was the son of Cenbert, who is called king by the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which records his death under 661; they were descendants of Ceawlin. Cædwalla (whose name is also spelt Ceadwalla in some sources) was probably born about 659, as the epitaph on his tomb gave his age at death as about thirty. He first appears in written records as an exiled prince who based himself in the ...

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