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Sigeberht I ‘Parvus’


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(‘Little’), son of Saeweard, succeeded c.617 on the death in battle of his father and uncle. Though his immediate predecessors had not been fortunate, Sigeberht remained a pagan. The reconversion of the East Saxons, which resulted from the death in battle of Penda, pagan king of Mercia, in 655, suggests a long reign for Sigeberht, ending, perhaps, c.650.

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