Cerdic
(Bef 0495-0534)
Cynric
(-0560)

 

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1. Unknown

Cynric

  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: 560
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  General Notes:

King of the West Saxons, or Wessex (from 534). By some accounts he also reigned jointly (519-534) with his grandfather (or father?), Cerdic, founder of Wessex. The period was apparently one of consolidating gains climaxed by the Battle of Mount Badon (520) rather than a period of further expansion, though Cynric is said to have routed Britons in battle at least once, at a place called Searobyrg (552). He was succeeded by his son Ceawlin.

Some genealogies insert Creoda between Cynric and his father Cerdic. 1552

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  Noted events in his life were:

Acceded: King of West Saxons, 534.


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Cynric married.