Person:Cynric of Wessex (1)

Cynric of Wessex
b.abt 0525
Facts and Events
Name Cynric of Wessex
Alt Name Kinrik
Gender Male
Birth[5] abt 0525 House of Wessex
Other? 0534 Acceded
Reference Number? Q454047?
Marriage Wessex, Englandto
Death? 0560 Wessex, England

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Cynric was King of Wessex from 534 to 560. Everything known about him comes from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. There he is stated to have been the son of Cerdic, and also (in the regnal list in the preface) to have been the son of Cerdic's son, Creoda. During his reign it is said that the Saxons expanded into Wiltshire against strong resistance and captured Searobyrig or Old Sarum, near Salisbury, in 552. In 556 he and his son Ceawlin won a battle against the Britons at Beranburh, now identified as Barbury Castle. 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.

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  1.   Anglo-Saxon Bishops, Kings & Nobles, Eng. 104, pp. 330-31.
  2.   The Royal Lines of Succession A16A225, p. 5.
  3.   Hist. of the Anglo-Saxons, Eng. 36, v. 1, pp. 276-82.
  4.   Kaiser und Koenig Gen. Hist. 25, pt 1, p. 95.
  5. Cynric of Wessex, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  6.   Authorities on ancient history have generally accepted this family group arrangement. However, one of the ancient chronicles (The Rolls Series of EnglishChronicles) States Cwichelm to be the son of Cedric and the brother of Cynegils.