Swithhelm of Essex

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Swithhelm was King of Essex from 660 to 664.

Swithhelm succeeded King Sigeberht II after he, along with his brother Swithfrith, murdered him. They accused him of being too friendly toward Christians. In 662, however, he was persuaded to convert to Christianity by Aethelwald, king of East Anglia.[1] After his death in 664, he was succeeded by his cousins Sighere and Sebbi.

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  1. ^ "The origins of Suffolk, pg 112".
Preceded by King of Essex
Succeeded by