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Cynric of Wessex

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Reign  534–560
Role  King
Successor  Ceawlin of Wessex
Name  Cynric Wessex
House  House of Wessex
Father  Cerdic
Parents  Cerdic of Wessex
Predecessor  Cerdic
Died  560 AD

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Issue  Ceawlin Cutha or Cuthwulf
Children  Ceawlin of Wessex, Ceol of Wessex
Grandchildren  Cynegils of Wessex, Cuthwine of Wessex
Great grandchildren  Cedda, Cutha Cathwulf, Centwine of Wessex, Cenwalh of Wessex, Cwichelm of Wessex

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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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Etymology

The name Cynric has a straightforward Old English etymology meaning "Kin-ruler."

In popular culture

In the 2004 film King Arthur, Cerdic and Cynric were depicted as Saxon invaders, and were killed, respectively, by King Arthur and Lancelot at the Battle of Badon Hill (Mons Badonicus). Cynric was portrayed by Til Schweiger.

References

Cynric Wikipedia


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