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From the Anglo Saxon Chronicles

A.D. 552

This year Cynric fought with the Britons on the spot that is called Sarum, and put them to flight.

Cerdic was the father of Cynric, Cerdic was the son of Elesa, Elesa of Esla, Esla of Gewis, Gewis of Wye, Wye of Freawine, Freawine of Frithgar, Frithgar of Brand, Brand of Balday, Balday of Woden.

In this year Ethelbert, the son of Ermenric, was born, who on the two and thirtieth year of his reign received the rite of baptism, the first of all the kings in Britain.


A.D. 597

This year began Ceolwulf to reign over the West-Saxons; and he constantly fought and conquered, either with the Angles, or the Welsh, or the Picts, or the Scots.

He was the son of Cutha, Cutha of Cynric, Cynric of Cerdic, Cerdic of Elesa, Elesa of Gewis, Gewis of Wye, Wye of Freawine, Freawine of Frithgar, Frithgar of Brand, Brand of Balday, and Balday of Woden.

This year came Augustine and his companions to England


A.D. 854

This year the heathen men (34) for the first time remained over winter in the Isle of Shepey.

The same year King Ethelwulf registered a TENTH of his land over all his kingdom for the honour of God and for his everlasting salvation. The same year also he went to Rome with great pomp and was resident there a twelvemonth. Then he returned homeward; and Charles, King of the Franks, gave him a daughter, whose name was Judith, to be his queen.

After this he came to his people, and they were fain to receive him, but about two years after his residence among the Franks he died; and his body lies at Winchester. He reigned eighteen years and a half.

And Ethelwulf was the son of Egbert, Egbert of Ealhmund, Ealhmund of Eafa, Eafa of Eoppa, Eoppa of Ingild, Ingild was the brother of Ina, King of the West Saxons, who held that kingdom thirty seven winters, and afterwards went to St. Peter, where he died.

And they were the sons of Cenred, Cenred of Ceolwald, Ceolwald of Cutha, Cutha of Cuthwin, Cuthwin of Ceawlin, Ceawlin of Cynric, Cynric of Creoda, Creoda of Cerdic, Cerdic of Elesa, Elesa of Esla, Esla of Gewis, Gewis of Wig, Wig of Freawine, Freawine of Frithugar, Frithugar of Brond, Brond of Balday, Balday of Woden, Woden of Frithuwald, Frithuwald of Freawine, Freawine of Frithuwualf, Frithuwulf of Finn, Finn of Godwulf, Godwulf of Great, Great of Taetwa, Taetwa of Beaw, Beaw of Sceldwa, Sceldwa of Heremod, Heremod of Itermon, Itermon of Hathra, Hathra of Hwala, Hwala of Bedwig, Bedwig of Sceaf; that is, the son of Noah, who was born in Noah's Ark: Laznech, Methusalem, Enoh, Jared, Malalahel, Cainion, Enos, Seth, Adam the first man, and our Father, that is, Christ. Amen.

From The Anglo Saxon Chronicles


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