Cynric King of Wessex Timeline d 560

Cynric of Wessex likeness unknown

Father – Cerdic (d. 538)
Mother – Unknown
Spouse – Unknown
Children – Ceawlin (d. 592), Cuthwulf
King of Wessex – 538 – 560
Predecessor – Cerdic 519 – 538
Successor – Ceawlin 560 – 591


495 (during)
Cynric landed in the south with his father Cerdic. They arrived with five ships of Saxons. The exact location of their landing is not known but is thought to have beemn in modern day Hampshire.
500 (around)
Battle of Mons Badon
Cynric and/or his father may have fought at this battle fought between the Britons and Saxons. Although the battle is mentioned in many sources, historians are divided as to its exact date and location. The victorious Britons may have been led by a chieftain named Arthur. Later, writers developed this character into the legendary King Arthur.
508 (during)
Battle of Natanleaga
Cynric and Cerdic fought and killed Natanleod, King of a tribe of Britons, at Natanleaga (Netley Marsh, Hampshire).
519 (during)
The Britons were defeated at Charford giving control to Cynric’s father, Cerdic, and the Saxons.
519 (during)
Cerdic became leader of the West Saxons forming the Kingdom of Wessex.
527 (during)
Cynric and Cerdic fought another battle against the Britons.
530 (around)
The Isle of Wight was conquered after large numbers of men were killed at Carisbrooke. Cerdic gave the island to his kinsmen Stuf and Wihtgar.
534 (during)
Cynric became King of Wessex after his father, Cerdic, died.
552 (during)
Cynric fought a battle against the Britons and took control of Old Sarum near Salisbury.
556 (during)
Battle of Beranburh (Barbury Castle)
Cynric and his son, Ceawlin defeated a force of Britons in this battle.
560 (during)
Cynric died. He was succeeded by his son, Ceawlin.


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