Kingdom of Essex

  • kingdom of the east saxons

    Ēast seaxna rīce  (old english)
    regnum orientalium saxonum  (latin)
    527–825
    the kingdom of essex.
    the kingdom of essex.
    capitallondon
    common languagesold english, latin
    religion
    anglo-saxon paganism, christianity
    governmentmonarchy
    king 
    • 527–587
    Æscwine (first)
    • 798–825
    sigered (last)
    legislaturewitenagemot
    historical eraheptarchy
    • established
    527
    • disestablished
    825
    currencysceat
    preceded by
    succeeded by
    sub-roman britain
    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 s/, was one of the seven traditional kingdoms of the anglo-saxon heptarchy.[1] 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.

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Kingdom of the East Saxons

Ēast Seaxna Rīce  (Old English)
Regnum Orientalium Saxonum  (Latin)
527–825
The Kingdom of Essex.
The Kingdom of Essex.
CapitalLondon
Common languagesOld English, Latin
Religion
Anglo-Saxon paganism, Christianity
GovernmentMonarchy
King 
• 527–587
Æscwine (first)
• 798–825
Sigered (last)
LegislatureWitenagemot
Historical eraHeptarchy
• Established
527
• Disestablished
825
CurrencySceat
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Sub-Roman Britain
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 s/, was one of the seven traditional kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy.[1] 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.