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THE KINGS of WESSEX

Wessex Rule

Cerdic 519-534
Cynric (son of Cerdic) 534-560
Ceawlin (son of Cynric) 560-591
Ceol (son of Cutha) 591-97
Ceolwulf (son of Cutha) 597-611
Cynegils (son of Ceol) 611-643
Cenwalh (son of Cynegils) 643-645

Under Mercian Rule 645-648

Wessex Rule

Cenwalh (again) 648-672
Seaxburh (Queen of Cenwalh) 672-674
Cenfus (line of Ceolwulf) 674
Aescwine (son of Cenfus) 674-676
Centwine (son of Cynegils) 676-685
Caedwalla (line of Ceawlin) 685-688
Ine (line of Ceawlin) 688-726
Aethelheard (brother-in-law of Ine) 726-740
Cuthred (kinsman of Aethelheard) 740-756
Sigeberht 756-757
Cynewulf 757-786
Beorhtric 786-802

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

Egbert 802-839
Aethelwulf 839-858
Aethelbald 858-860
Aethelbert 860-865
Aethelred I 865-871
Alfred the Great 871-884

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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