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Sæward of Essex

Title : King of Essex

Reign : c 616 – c 617

Born :

Died : c.617

Spouse :

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

Born :

Died : c.617

Spouse :

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.