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Ceretic, King of Elmet
(born c.560)

(Welsh-Ceredig, Latin-Caratacus, English-Caractacus)

Ceretic, son of Gwallawc Marchawc Trin, was the last King of Elmet. He was killed, in 617, defending his kingdom against the invading Northumbrians. King Edwin of Deira had just reclaimed his kingdom after years of exile. He imposed re-asserted himself on Northern Britain by invading first Bernicia, and then Elmet.

  

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