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(fl. 6th cent.)
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Cerdic (fl. 6th cent.), king of the Gewisse, was believed to be the founder of the ruling dynasty of the Gewisse (or West Saxons, as they subsequently became known), and so the individual from whom all kings of the West Saxons are said to have traced their descent. In the ...

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D. Whitelock, D. C. Douglas, & S. I. Tucker, eds. and trans., (1961)