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(d. 593)
  • Barbara Yorke


Ceawlin (d. 593), king of the Gewisse, was the son of Cynric and the third recorded ruler of the Gewisse, later known as the West Saxons. He was remembered as one of the most powerful kings of his day. The dating of his reign presents particular problems, and like that of other sixth-century West Saxon rulers seems to have been deliberately lengthened, probably when the ...

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