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Ceolwulf (d. 611?), king of the Gewisse

Barbara Yorke

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Ceolwulf (d. 611?), king of the Gewisse, was the son of Cutha (probably Cuthwulf), son of Cynric. He ruled in succession to his brother Ceol. The annals of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle allot him a reign of fourteen years, but the West Saxon genealogical regnal list preserves a separate tradition of a reign of seventeen years, which may simply have resulted from a confusion between the Roman numerals XIIII and XVII. In the chronicle ...

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Subjects: British History

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