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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.

Sigeheard of Essex

Title : King of Essex

Reign : c 694 – c 707

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Died : c 707

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Parents : Sebbi, King of Essex

Sigeheard was the joint King of Essex with his brother Swaefred. They gained the crown together when their father Sebbi abdicated and retired to a monastery.

Ruled in Middlesex before the death of his father.

Sigeheard along with Cenred of Mercia confirmed the purchase of Fulham from Tyrhtel, Bishop of Hereford by Waldhere, Bishop of London.