Kings of Essex

So for some time now I have always wondered how I could link through all the different kings and queens I come across throughout time and space.  Well I am going to try something different for now.  This post will be a list of all the different kings of Sussex.  I have filled in some information about each regarding their reigns and parents where I have quickly found it and will continue to fill this in as I go along.  I also hope that this will be a starting point as such that will then grow into small posts giving brief outlines of each of the kings.  If this works well I may begin to do it for more different dynasties and families.  So here it goes….

Name Reign Spouse Father Mother Notes
Æscwine  c.560 – c.587  Offa
Sledda c 587 – 604 Ricula, sister of King Æthelberht of Kent Æscwine
Sæberht c 600 – c 616  Ethelgoda Sledd Ricula, sister of King Æthelberht of Kent
Sexred c 616 – c 617 Sæberht Joint king with Sæward, killed in battle against the West Saxons
Sæward c 616 – c 617 Sæberht Joint king with Sexred, killed in battle against the West Saxons
Sigeberht I the Little c 617 – 653 Sæward
Sigeberht II the Good c 653 – 660  Sigeferth
Swithelm 660 – 663 murdered Sigeberht II
Sighere 663 – 683 Osyth, daughter of Firthwold, sub-king in Mercia  Sigeberht I Joint king with Sebbi
Sebbi 663 – c 694 Joint king with Sighere, abdicated in favour of his sons Sigeheard and Swaefred
Sigeheard c 694 – c 709 Sebbi Joint king with his brother Swaefred
Swaefred c 695 – c 709 Sebbi Joint king with his brother Sigeheard
Offa 709 Sigehere  Osyth Abdicated, travelled to Rome with King Cenred of Mercia
Saelred c 709 – 746 Probably joint king with Swaefbert, claimed descent from Sigeberht II the Good
Swaefbert 715 – 738 Probably joint king with Saelred, possibly ruled sub-kingdom of Middlesex
Swithred 746 – 758  Sigemund cousin of Saelred
Sigeric 758 – 798 Saelred Abdicated to go pilgramage to Rome
Sigered 798 – 825 Sigeric Rank reduced from King to Duke in 812 by Mercian Overlords
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