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Offa of Essex

Title : King of Essex

Reign : 707-709

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Parents : Sigehere, King of Essex and Osyth, daughter of Firthwold.

According to Bede he was apparently good-looking and extremely popular.

Abdicated within two year of the beginning of his reign and then travelled to Rome with him his cousin Ceonred of Wessex.  After some time he became a monk and was succeeded by his cousin Saelred.