Is reported to have succeeded in 591 and to have ruled for five or six years; a later entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle notes that he was the son of Cutha and the grandson of Cynric. Cutha is said to have been killed in 584 at Fethanleag fighting alongside Ceawlin, ‘who departed in anger’. If the detailed story has any validity, it may be that Ceawlin, an ageing king, was expelled by his nephew.
From The Kings and Queens of Britain in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: British History.