Seaxburh of Wessex

Seaxburh was the queen of Wessex, ruling jointly with her husband Cenwalh of Wessex, from 672 until 674. It is possible that she is the same Seaxburh who married Eorcenberht of Kent, in which case she was the daughter of Anna of East Anglia and sister of Æthelthryth. If this is the case, she became an abbess after Cenwalh's death, but some sources claim that she died in 674, the same year as Cenwalh. Another possibility is that she may have ruled on her own after Cenwalh's death.


Preceded by:
Cenwalh
Queen of Wessex
672 - 674
Succeeded by:
Cenfus

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