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Æthelberht I (d. 616?), king of Kent  

S. E. Kelly

Æthelberht I (d. 616?), king of Kent, was the successor of his father, King Eormenric (550x600) [see under Kent, kings of], and a member of the Kentish royal dynasty, the Oiscingas, said to have been founded by Æsc [see under...

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Cædwalla [Ceadwalla] (c. 659–689), king of the Gewisse  

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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Cenwalh (d. 672), king of the Gewisse  

Barbara Yorke

Cenwalh (d. 672), king of the Gewisse, was the son of King Cynegils, whom he succeeded in 642. Three years after his accession he was driven into exile by Penda of Mercia, because, according to Bede, he had previously repudiated his wife, Penda's...

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Cwichelm (d. 636), king of the Gewisse  

Barbara Yorke

Cwichelm (d. 636), king of the Gewisse, was the son of King Cynegils (d. 642) and seems to have ruled the Gewisse (or West Saxons, as they subsequently become known) with his father, perhaps from 611 and probably as a junior partner, until his death in 636. Battles involving ...

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Cynegils (d. 642), king of the Gewisse  

Barbara Yorke

Cynegils (d. 642), king of the Gewisse, was the first of the Gewissan kings to be converted to Christianity. He was probably the son of King Ceol (d. 597), as recorded in the West Saxon genealogical regnal list, but individuals of the same name appear with a different descent in genealogies in the ...

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Eadbald (d. 640), king of Kent  

S. E. Kelly

Eadbald (d. 640), king of Kent, was the son and successor of Æthelberht I (d. 616?), the first Anglo-Saxon king to accept Christianity, and his wife, Bertha (Ætheburgh) (b. c. 565, d. in or after 601). Eadbald was still an unbaptized pagan at the time of his accession in 616, and he scandalized ...

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Erik Bloodaxe [Eiríkr Blóðöx, Eiríkr Haraldsson] (d. 954), viking leader and king of Northumbria  

Marios Costambeys

Erik Bloodaxe [Eiríkr Blóðöx, Eiríkr Haraldsson] (d. 954), viking leader and king of Northumbria, was the son of Harald Haarfagre (‘Harald Fairhair’), king of Norway (fl. 872?–c.930). The identity of his father can be inferred from the report of version E of the ...

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Guthrum (d. 890), king of the East Angles  

Marios Costambeys

Guthrum (d. 890), king of the East Angles, came from Denmark. Although no source names him as such, he was almost certainly a leader of the 'great summer army' which in April 871 joined the viking force then based at Reading...

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Osric (d. 634), king of Deira  

D. J. Craig

Osric (d. 634), king of Deira, was the son of Ælfric and cousin to his predecessor Eadwine, who had ruled the whole kingdom of Northumbria. Osric became king of Deira, the southern part of Northumbria, in 633. As a member of the Deiran royal family he had been baptized by ...

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Peada (d. 656), king of the Middle Angles  

S. E. Kelly

Peada (d. 656), king of the Middle Angles, was the son of Penda, king of the Mercians, and perhaps of Penda's queen, Cynewise. At some point, probably in the early 650s, his father created him (princeps'ruler') of the Middle Angles, who would seem to have been a collection of minor tribes living in the area of the east midlands which lay between the two powerful kingdoms of ...

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Rædwald [Redwald] (d. 616x27), king of the East Angles  

J. Campbell

Rædwald [Redwald] (d. 616x27), king of the East Angles, is known almost exclusively from Bede's Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. The first recorded East Anglian king, he may have had kingly predecessors, including Tytilus who Bede says was his father. He succeeded to the kingship in the late sixth or early seventh century. ...

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Ragnall [Rægnald] Guthfrithson [Rögnvaldr Guðrøðarson] (fl. 943–944), viking king  

Marios Costambeys

Ragnall [Rægnald] Guthfrithson [Rögnvaldr Guðrøðarson] (fl. 943–944), viking king, was the son of Guthfrith [see under Sihtric Cáech], who had ruled at York briefly in 927 and at Dublin for most of the period from 921 until his death in 934. ...

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Sæbbi (d. 693/4)  

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Sæberht (d. 616/17)  

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Sigeberht [called Sigeberht Sanctus] (fl. c. 653)  

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Sigehere (fl. 663–664)  

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