Swithred of Essex

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Swithred of Essex (also known as Swaefred) was King of Essex (746–758). He was the second son of Sebbi, and the grandson of King Sigeheard of Essex. Like his predecessors, he was not an independent ruler, but a dependent of the Kingdom of Mercia.[1]

There is also reported a Swithred who may have been the archbishop Feologild, fl.832.[2]

Preceded by
Saelred of Essex
King of Essex
c. 746 – 758
Succeeded by
Sigeric of Essex

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barbara Yorke, ‘East Saxons, kings of the (act. late 6th cent.–c.820)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 9 Feb 2008
  2. ^ William Hunt, ‘Feologeld (d. 832)’, rev. Marios Costambeys, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 9 Feb 2008