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From: Renia <>
Subject: Re: Anglo-Saxon kings in England
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 11:43:46 +0300
Leo van de Pas wrote:
> From roughly the years 500/600 there were several kingdoms in England. Does anyone know whether any of these families (except the house of Wessex) whether they have descendants that link to later times, preferably to the present?
> With many thanks
> Leo van de Pas
> Canberra, Australia
This little bit is from The Anglo-Saxons by D.M. Wilson, Thames &
Hudson, London, 1960. (Spellings may differ from modern versions.)
King Aethelbert of Kent married a Christian princess, Bertha, the
daughter of the Frankish king, Charibert.
Wulf of Wessex's successor was Aethelbald. King Offa of Mercia (757-796)
was cousin to the same Aethelbald. Cenwulf (died 821) succeeded Offa in
King Anna, Christian, died in 654, buried at Blythburgh. Predecessors
were joint kings who died about 640.
King Aethelhere, Pagan but lapsed Christian, died a hero in 655 after a
King Aethelwald, Christian, died in battle in 663/4. His body was lost
in the flood waters of the Winwaed. His successor died 713.
Queen Aelfflaed died before 916, married King Aethelstan before about
934. He died in 939.
Atheling Athelstan's will in 1015 mentioned "to my brother Edmund I
grant the sword which belonged to King Offa".
King Canute ascended the English throne in 1016 and reigned for 19
years. Harthacanute, his son, died 1042.
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