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Kings of Wessex
A Pre-Conquest Listing

Wessex Rule

Cerdic 519-534
Cynric  534-560
Ceawlin 560-591
Ceol 591-97
Ceolwulf 597-611
Cynegils 611-643
Cenwalh 643-645

Under Mercian Rule 645-648

Wessex Rule

Cenwalh (again) 648-672
Sexburga (Queen) 672-674
Cenfus 674
Aescwin 674-676
Centwin 676-685
Caedwalla 685-688
Ine 688-726
Aethelheard 726-740
Cuthred 740-756
Sigebert 756-757
Cynewulf 757-786
Bertric 786-802

Wessex Rule claimants to the title, 'King of the English'

Egbert 802-839
Aethelwulf 839-856
Aethelbald 856-860
Aethelbert 860-865
Aethelred I 865-871
Alfred the Great 871-899

In 884, King Alfred the Great's claim to be King of the English became a reality with the reduction of the Kingdoms of both Mercia and Bernicia to mere Lordships.


 

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