Saelred of Essex

Saelred of Essex (also known as Swebert and Selered) reigned as King of Essex from c.709 to 746. His claim to the throne was due to descent from Sigeberht II The Good. For part of his reign he probably ruled jointly with Swaefbert, who, it is speculated, may have ruled the sub-kingdom of Middlesex. His date of death is known from an entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle although the circumstances are not recorded.

He was succeeded by Swithred, grandson of Sigeheard. Saelred's own son Sigeric succeeded Sigeheard.


Preceded by:
Offa
King of Essex
c.709746
Joint rule with Swaefbert
c.715738
Succeeded by:
Swithred

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