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Cerdic of Wessex

Cerdic of Wessex (c. 467- 534) was an early King of Wessex (519 - 534).

He is first mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in its record of the year 495, when he and his son Cynric launched the first Saxon raids into what now is Hampshire.

The West Saxons also fought a British king named Natanleod in Wiltshire and slew him. Under his leadership the West Saxons also advanced into Dorset and Somerset.

The conquest of the Isle of Wight is also mentioned among his campaigns, and it was later given to his nephews, Stuf and Wihtgar (who brought many other Saxons with them).

In 519, by which time Cerdic and his subjects had established themselves firmly, Cerdic created the kingdom of Wessex and became its first king.

In 534, he died and was succeeded by his son Cynric.

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