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The Sunningas were a tribe or clan of early Anglo-Saxon England, whose territory formed a regio or administrative subdivision of the early Kingdom of Wessex.[1] The area of the Sunningas was based around Sonning in the modern county of Berkshire, and adjoined that of the Readingas based around Reading to the west and that of the Basingas around Basingstoke to the south.[1] The subdivision retained a role beyond the Anglo-Saxon period as Sonning remained the administrative centre for a distinctive grouping of hundreds throughout the Middle Ages.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Yorke, Barbara (1995), Wessex in the early Middle Ages, Leicester University Press, p. 40, ISBN 071851856X, retrieved 2014-06-15