Tag Archives: Sæward

Sigeberht I the Little

Title : King of Essex

Reign : 617 -653

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Parents : Sæward, King of Essex

Sigeberht I, was King of Essex between 617 and 653. He is believed to be a pagan and possibly allied with Penda of Mercia who was also a pagan.

Sæward of Essex

Title : King of Essex

Reign : c 616 – c 617

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Died : c.617

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Parents : Sæberht, King of Essex

Sæward was King of Essex between c 616 and c 617. He ruled jointly with his brother Sexred.

The brothers were killed in battle with the West Saxons led by Ceawlin and Cwichelm.

Sexred of Essex

Title : King of Essex

Reign : c 616 – c 617

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Died : c.617

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Parents : Sæberht, King of Essex

Sexred was King of Essex between c 616 and c 617. He ruled jointly with his brother Sæward.  There is also possibly a third brother, Seaxbald who may also have ruled.

The brothers were killed in battle with the West Saxons led by Ceawlin and Cwichelm.