List of monarchs of Wessex

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This is a list of monarchs of Wessex until 924. For later monarchs, see the list of British monarchs. While the details of the later monarchs are confirmed by a number of sources, the earlier ones are in many cases obscure.

The names are given in modern English form followed by the names and titles (as far as is known) in contemporary Anglo-Saxon English and Latin, being the prevalent/('official') languages of the time.

This was a time when spellings varied widely, even within a document. A number of variations of the details below exist. Amongst these are the preference between ž and š (hard and soft 'th').

The character '7' was used instead of ampersand '&' in contemporary Anglo-Saxon writings.

Monarchs of the West Saxons (Wessex)

Reign Incumbent Notes
The Kingdom of the Gewissae
Cerdic Dynasty
519 to 534 Cerdic CERDIC ELESING GEVVISSĘ CYNING
CERDIC REX GEVVISSĘ
534 to 560 Cynric CYNRIC CERDICING GEVVISSĘ CYNING
CYNRIC REX GEVVISSĘ
560 to 591 Ceawlin CEAVVLIN CYNRICING GEVVISSĘ CYNING
CEAVVLIN REX GEVVISSĘ
591 to 597 Ceol CEOL CVŽING GEVVISSĘ CYNING
CEOL REX GEVVISSĘ
597 to 611 Ceolwulf CEOLVVLF CVŽING GEVVISSĘ CYNING
CEOLVVLF REX GEVVISSĘ
611 to 643 Cynegils CYNEGILS CEOLING GEVVISSĘ CYNING
CYNEGILS REX GEVVISSĘ
c.626 to 636 Cwichelm CVVICHELM CYNEGILSING GEVVISSĘ CYNING
CVVICHELM REX GEVVISSĘ
643 to 645 Cenwalh CENVVALH CYNEGILSING GEVVISSĘ CYNING
CENVVALH REX GEVVISSĘ
Deposed
Mercian Dynasty
645 to 648 Penda PENDA PYBBING MIERCNA 7 GEVVISSĘ CYNING
PENDA REX MIERCNA ET GEVVISSĘ
The Kingdom of the West Saxons
Cerdic Dynasty
648 to 674 Cenwalh CENVVALH CYNEGILSING VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
CENVVALH REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
Restored; reigned jointly with his wife Queen Seaxburh 672 to 674
672 to 674 Queen Seaxburh SEAXBURG VVESTSEAXNA CVEN
SEAXBURH REGINA SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
Reigned jointly with her husband Cenwalh until his death 674
674 to 674 Cenfus CENFVS CENFERŽING VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
CENFVS REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
674 to 676 Aescwine ĘSCVVINE CENFVSING VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
ĘSCVVINE REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
676 to 685 Centwine CENTVVINE CYNEGILSING VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
CENTVVINE REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
Deposed by Caedwalla
685 to 688 Caedwalla CĘDVVALLA CENBRYHTING VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
CĘDVVALLA REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
Usurper; abdicated
688 to 726 Ine
(Ina)
INE CENREDING VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
INE REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
Abdicated
726 to 740 Aethelheard ĘŽELHEARD VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
ĘŽELHEARD REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
740 to 756 Cuthred CVŽRED VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
CVŽRED REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
756 to 757 Sigeberht SIGEBRYHT VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
SIGEBRYHT REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
Deposed (and killed?) by Cynewulf
757 to 786 Cynewulf CYNEVVLF VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
CYNEVVLF REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
Assassinated by Cyneheard, brother of Sigeberht
786 to 802 Beorhtric BEORHTRIC VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
BEORHTRIC REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
802 to 839 Egbert ECGBRYHT EALHMVNDING VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
ECGBRYHT REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
839 to 856 Ethelwulf ĘŽELVVLF ECGBRYHTING VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
ĘŽELVVLF REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
856 to 860 Ethelbald ĘŽELBALD ĘŽELVVLFING VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
ĘŽELBALD REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
860 to 865 Ethelbert ĘŽELBRYHT ĘŽELVVLFING VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
ĘŽELBRYHT REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
865 to 871 Ethelred ĘŽELRED ĘŽELVVLFING VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
ĘŽELRED REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
878 to 899 Ælfred the Great ÆLFRED ĘŽELVVLFING ŠE GREAT VVESTSEAXNA CYNING
ÆLFRED MAGNVS REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
899 to 925 Edward the Elder EADVVEARD ĘLFREDING ŠE ELDRA WESTSEAXNA CYNING
EADVVEARD REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
925 to 927 Athelstan ĘŽELSTAN EADVVEARDING WESTSEAXNA CYNNING]]
ĘŽELSTAN REX SAXONVM OCCIDENTALIVM
Thereafter becoming the first king of a united England
The Heptarchy
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