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Cynric (Wessex) of the West Saxons (abt. 0495 - aft. 0560)

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Cynric "King of the West Saxons" of the West Saxons formerly Wessex
Born about in Wessex, Englandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died after in Wessex, Englandmap
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Preceded by
Cerdic
King of the West Saxons
534 - 560
Succeeded by
Ceawlin


EuroAristo Project Note

Roger is currently (20130726) identifying Cynric's father (or perhaps grandfather, or perhaps neither) Cerdic as the upper limit of Wessex management. Filiations which are probably legendary will be treated as real, with notes to that effect in the biographies of Cerdic's "descendants."

No mother or spouses are reliably attested for Cynric. Any linking of a mother or a spouse without the express agreement of the EuroAristo project in the G2G forum will be disconnected.



Cynric of Wessex ruled as king of Wessex from 534 to 560. Everything known about him comes from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle... son of Cerdic, and also (in regnal list in preface) son of Cerdic's son, Creoda.

During reign he is said to have captured Searobyrig or Old Sarum, near Salisbury, in 552, and that in 556 he and his son Ceawlin won a battle against the Britons at Beranburh, now identified as Barbury Castle.[1] If these dates are accurate, then it is unlikely that the earlier entries in the chronicle, starting with his arrival in Britain with his father Cerdic in 495, are correct. David Dumville has suggested that his true regnal dates are 554-581.


FMG's Medieval Lands entry for Cerdic and his sons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynric_of_Wessex


Biography

Cynic was born in 0525. Cynic Wessex ... He passed away after 0560. [1]

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Sources

  1. First-hand information as remembered by Patton McHenry, Thursday, November 20, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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On May 2, 2015 at 17:05GMT Paul Toplis wrote:

Wessex-418 and Wessex-365 are not ready to be merged because: Should be completed by a Project member



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