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Ceolwulflocked

(d. 611?)
  • Barbara Yorke

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Ceolwulf (d. 611?), king of the Gewisse, was the son of Cutha (probably Cuthwulf), son of Cynric. He ruled in succession to his brother Ceol. The annals of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle allot him a reign of fourteen years, but the West Saxon genealogical regnal list preserves a separate tradition of a reign of seventeen years, which may simply have resulted from a confusion between the Roman numerals XIIII and XVII. In the chronicle ...

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