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Seaxburh

(c. 599—674) queen of the Gewisse


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Was the widow of Cenwealh and took over the government of his kingdom for two years after his death in 672. Bede observed that Wessex had fallen into the hands of sub-kings. It is not clear on whose behalf Seaxburh was acting, since she does not appear to have had surviving children.

From The Kings and Queens of Britain in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: British History.


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