House of Wessex Family Tree. Cynric, King of Wessex, son of Cerdic, was King from During his reign it is said that he captured Old Sarum and that in 556 he and his son Ceawlin won a battle against the Britons at Beranburh (Barbury Castle).
The Battle of Brunanburh is largely unknown to all but the most die-hard buffs of Anglo-Saxon or Viking history. But it is a battle that deserves to be remembered. For it was the largest and bloodiest battle fought in Anglo-Saxon England prior to Hastings
English Shires in the century. I wonder about the age of this map. It lloks old bu t presumably it is not 1000 years old. (The spelling is a bit too good). So, if it's not as old as it looks, is it accurate?