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Regents of Wessex

Wessex was the kingdom of the West Saxons which became the most important Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the ninth century and united England in the tenth century. The West Saxons were originally called the "Gewissę" and their royal house claimed to be the descendants of Odin.

Kingdom of Wessex

House of Cerdic

519-534
534-560
Cerdic
Cynric
560-591 Ceawlin
591-597
597-611
611-643
643-645
Ceol
Ceolwulf
Cynegils
Cenwalh

House of Iclin
 
645-648 Penda (king of Mercia 626-655)

House of Cerdic
 
648-672
672-674
674
674-676
676-685
685-688
688-726
726-740
740-756
756-757
757-786
786-802
Cenwalh (restored)
Seaxburh (queen)
Cenfus
Ęscwine
Centwine
Cędwalla
Ine
Ęthelheard
Cuthred
Sigeberht
Cynewulf
Beorhtric (not from the house of Cerdic)
 802-839 Egbert
839-858 Ęthelwulf
858-860 Ęthelbald
860-865 Ęthelbert
865-871 Ęthelred I
871-899 Alfred the Great
899-925 Edward the Elder

 Wessex becomes the unified kingdom of England

Earls of Wessex

1019-1053
1053-1066
1066-1999
1999-

Godwin
Harold Godwinson (king of England 1066) *
Vacant
Edward

= Was the most important Anglo-Saxon king of his time and may have been overlord over the other Anglo-Saxon kings as a so called Bretwalda.
* = Also earl of East Anglia.