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Son of king Sigeric, is believed to have succeeded in 798 when his father went to Rome. He is mentioned as a sub-king in a charter of Ceolwulf I of Mercia dated 823. But after Ecgberht's great victory at Ellendun in 825, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that the men of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Essex all submitted to Wessex. The rulers of Wessex then seem to have decided to wind up the Essex sub-kingship. It has been pointed out that Sigered successively attested Mercian charters as king, sub-king and, finally, as dux (leader). He died c.827.

Subjects: British History.

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