Ceol of Wessex

Ceol of Wessex, also known as Ceola or Ceolric, was King of Wessex (591 or 592-597). The son of Cutha and grandson of Cynric of Wessex, he succeeded his uncle Ceawlin by defeating him in battle at Wanborough, Wiltshire. Ceawlin died in 593, making Ceol's throne more secure.

Ceol was succeeded by his brother Ceolwulf. Ceol's son Cynegils later took the throne.


Preceded by:
Ceawlin
King of Wessex Succeeded by:
Ceolwulf

 

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