Biography[edit | edit source]
Cutha's sons would overthrow their cousin in 592 to gain the throne of Wessex.
Anglo Saxon Chronicles[edit | edit source]
- AD 568: This year Ceawlin, and Cutha the brother of Ceawlin, fought with Ethelbert, and pursued him into Kent. And they slew two aldermen at Wimbledon, Oslake and Cnebba.
- AD 577: This year Cuthwin and Ceawlin fought with the Britons, and slew three kings, Commail, and Condida, and Farinmail, on the spot that is called Derham, and took from them three cities, Gloucester, Cirencester, and Bath.
- AD 584: This year Ceawlin and Cutha fought with the Britons on the spot that is called Fretherne. There Cutha was slain. And Ceawlin took many towns, as well as immense booty and wealth. He then retreated to his own people.
|Offspring of Cutha of Wessex and unknown parent|
|Ceol of Wessex (-597)|
|Ceolwulf of Wessex (-611)|
- Ceol of Wessex (-597) - usurped the throne from his cousin Cuthwine (c565-) to become King of Wessex.
- Ceolwulf of Wessex (-611) - succeeded his brother as King of Wessex, because his nephew was too young to reign.
References[edit | edit source]
- Ceol of Wessex - Wikipedia
- House of Wessex - Family Tree Chart on Wikipedia
- Anglo-Saxon Chronicle - Pt 1 A.D. 250-750 - Online Medieval & Classical Library
- Yorke, Barbara (1990). Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England. London: Seaby. ISBN 1-85264-027-8.
- Kirby, D.P. (1992). The Earliest English Kings. London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-09086-5.
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