Cenred of Wessex
Cenred of Wessex was a member of the House of Wessex and a member of the direct male line from Cynric to Egbert. It is possible that Cenred ruled alongside his son Ine for a period. There is weak evidence for joint kingships, and stronger evidence of subkings reigning under a dominant ruler in Wessex, not long before his time. Ine acknowledges his father's help in his code of laws, and there is also a surviving land-grant that indicates Cenred was still reigning in Wessex after Ine's accession.
His father was Ceolwald of Wessex. Cenred had at least three other children: Ingild, the great-grandfather of Ealhmund of Kent, and the great-great grandfather of Egbert; Cuthburh, who married Aldfrith of Northumbria, and became abbess of Wimborne; and Cwenburh, who may have succeeded her sister as abbess at Wimborne.
- Yorke, Kings and Kingdoms, p.145–146
- Kirby, Earliest English Kings, p. 122.
- "Anglo-Saxons.net S 1164". Retrieved 4 July 2007.
- Kirby, Earliest English Kings, p. 120.
- Primary sources
- Ine's charters at Anglo-Saxons.net
- Secondary sources
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