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EDITED, WITH A TRANSLATION,

BY

BENJAMIN THORPE,

MEMBER OP THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AT MUNiCH,
AND o1 THE SOCiETY OP NETHEBLANDiSH LITEBATCEE AT LEYDEN.

VOL. II.

TRANSLATION.

PUBliSHED DY THE AUTHORiTY OF THE lORDS cOMMiSSiONERS OF HER MAJESTY'S
TREASURY, UNDER THE DiRECTiON OF THE MASTER OF THE ROllS.

LONDON:
LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, AND ROBERTS.

1861.

DEPOSITED BY THE UfiRARY OF T"E GRADUATE SCHOOL OF CUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

JUN 21 1940

Eyre and Spottiswoode, Her Majesty's Printers.
For Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

ANNALES SAXONICI.

In the year that was past from the birth of Christ cccc.xciv., then Cerdic and Cynric his son landed at ' Cerdices ora' from v. ships. And Cerdic was the son of Elesa, Elesa of Esla, Esla of Giwis, Giwis of Wig, Wig of Freawine, Freawine of Frithugar, Frithugar of Brond, Brond of Bseldseg, Baeldseg of Woden. And vi. years after they landed they subdued the West Saxons' kingdom ; and they were the first kings who conquered the West Saxons' land from the Welsh; and he had the kingdom xvi. years, and when he died, then his son Cynric succeeded to the kingdom, and held it xvii. winters. When he died, then Ceol succeeded to the kingdom, and held it vi. years. When he died, then Ceolwulf his brother succeeded, and he reigned xvii. years; and their kin reaches to Cerdic. Then Cynegils, CeolwulPs brother's son, succeeded to the kingdom, and reigned xxxi. winters ; and he first received baptism of the West Saxons' kings; and then Cenwalh succeeded, and held it xxx. winters; and Cenwalh was the son of Cynegils; and then Seaxburg his queen held the kingdom one year after him. Then iEscwine succeeded to the kingdom, whose kin reaches to Cerdic, and held it ii. years. Then Centwine, the son of Cynegils, succeeded to the West Saxons' kingdom, and reigned vii. years. Then Ceadwalla succeeded to the kingdom, whose kin reaches to Cerdic, and held it three years. Then Ine succeeded to the [West] Saxons' kingdom, whose kin reaches to Cerdic, and held it xxvii. winters. Then iEthelheard succeeded, whose kin reaches to Cerdic, and held it xiv. winters. Then Cuthred succeeded, whose kin reaches to Cerdic, and held it xvii. years. Then Sigebryht succeeded, whose kin reaches to Cerdic, and held it i. year. Then Cynewulf succeeded to the kingdom, whose 721. A 2

kin reaches to Cerdic, and held it xxxi. winters. Then Beorhtric succeeded to the kingdom, whose kin reaches to Cerdic, and held it xvi. years. Then Ecgbryht succeeded to the kingdom, and held it xxxvii. winters and vii. months; and then iEthelwulf his son succeeded, and held it eighteen years and a half. iEthelwulf was the son of Ecgbryht, Ecgbryht of Ealhmund, Ealhmund of Eafa, Eafa of Eoppa, Eoppa of Ingild, Ingild of Cenred; and Ine of Cenred, and Cuthburg [daughter] of Cenred, and Cwenburg [daughter] of Cenred ; and Cenred [son] of Ceolwald, Ceolwald of Cuthwulf, Cuthwulf of Cuthwine, Cuthwine of Celm, Celm of Cynric, Cynric of Cerdic. And then iEthelbald his son succeeded to the kingdom, and held it v. years. Then iEthelbryht his brother succeeded, and held it v. years. Then .ffithered their brother succeeded to the kingdom, and held it v. years. Then iElfred their brother succeeded to the kingdom; and then were past of his age xxm. winters; and ccc.xcvi. winters since his kin first conquered the West Saxons' land from the Welsh.

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