Compendium of British Office Holders by Timothy Venning

By Timothy Venning

The Compendium of British place of work Holders offers a entire advisor to holders of British Political, Administrative, army and Ecclesiastical workplaces because the Roman conquest, giving names, dates and the size places of work have been held for governmental positions. it's the first such selection of this kind of study information on account that Haydn's Dictionary of Dates used to be released again in 1894 and may give you the reader with quickly and straightforward entry to express real info for study.

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It is suggested that the tradition that Aelle was the first ‘Bretwalda’ of the Anglo-Saxons, recorded by Bede, derives from his role as war-leader of the invaders in the campaigns around AD  leading to defeat by the British at ‘Mount Badon’, given that his kingdom was too small and isolated to establish a geographically contiguous overlordship. Sussex was briefly overrun by the West Saxons under the ferocious Caedwalla in –. In the Cth it was a dependant and briefly a province of Mercia, its known rulers being little more than sub-kings of two provinces that presumably represent the later divisions of East and West Sussex.

Dep.  trad.   trad.  Cynegils    Cwichelm (co-ruler) ?  Cenwalh (i)   dep. A few months Aescwine    Centwine    Caedwalla   abd.  Ine    Aethelheard    Cuthred    Sigeberht   dep.  Cynewulf   k.  Beorhtric   k. / months Alfred ‘the Great’  Apr   Oct   years,  months Alfred held an undoubted honorary primacy among the rulers of those Anglo-Saxons not under Viking suzerainty and claimed to be king of the ‘English’.

Name Accession Death/dep. Up to  Kings of Surrey Sub-kingdom of Mercia by the second half of the Cth though originally the ‘South Region’ of Middlesex under East Saxon rule. The only recorded king is Frithuwold, mentioned in the foundation-charter of Chertsey Abbey and ruling in –, who was brother-in-law to Wulfhere of Mercia and was probably his nominee and client. ) Osyth married Sigehere, king of Essex in –. d. ), founding abbess of the eponymous nunnery at Oxford. Kings of Northumbria Kings of Deira (to the union) Kingdom originally based on the East Riding, where there are early Anglian settlements dating from the Cth; there is a tradition that when ‘Vortigern’ called in the first AngloSaxons to fight for him, a force was despatched North to counter Pictish raids over Hadrian’s Wall.

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