kingdom of the east saxons
Ēast seaxna rīce (old english)regnum orientalium saxonum (latin)
the kingdom of essex.
|common languages||old english, latin|
|religion ||anglo-saxon paganism, christianity|
| preceded by
|kingdom of wessex
the kingdom of the east saxons (old english: Ēast seaxna rīce; latin: regnum orientalium saxonum), today referred to as the kingdom of essex /, was one of the seven traditional kingdoms of the anglo-saxon heptarchy. it was founded in the 6th century and covered the territory later occupied by the counties of essex, hertfordshire, middlesex and (for a short while) kent. the last king of essex was sigered and in 825, he ceded the kingdom to ecgberht, king of wessex.