- Cuthred of Wessex
Cuthred King of Wessex Reign 740–756 Predecessor Æthelheard Successor Sigeberht House House of Wessex Died 756
Cuthred inherited the kingdom while Mercia was at its peak. The two kingdoms often fought, but it appears that Æthelbald of Mercia was Wessex's overlord, and that he compelled Cuthred to join him in fighting the Welsh in 743.
Cuthred's reign was a troubled time. In 748, Cuthred's aetheling Cynric, possibly his son, was killed (according to Henry of Huntingdon in a mutiny), while in 750 the ealdorman Æthelhun led an unsuccessful rebellion.
In 752, Cuthred led a successful rebellion against Æthelbald at Battle Edge in Burford and secured independence from Mercia for the rest of his reign. He is also said to have fought the Cornish in 753.
- Cuthred, King of Wessex1 (M)d. 756 at thepeerage.com
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King of Wessex
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