Anglo-Saxon monarchs

Anglo-Saxon monarchs were the rulers of the various kingdoms which arose in England following the withdrawal of the Romans in the fifth century. The most prominent kingdoms were Kent, Sussex, Wessex, Mercia and Bernicia, each recognising their own monarch. After a considerable period of time and fluctuations in power balance, Alfred the Great of Wessex was recognised by the other kingdoms as the premier English king.

Anglo-Saxon kings

* See the .

Wessex kings

* See List of monarchs of Wessex


=East Anglia kings=

* See Kings of East Anglia


=Essex kings=

* See Kingdom of Essex


=Kent kings=

* See Kings of Kent

Mercia kings

* See List of monarchs of Mercia

Northumbria and Northumbria subkingdoms kings

* See List of monarchs of Northumbria

Anglo-Saxon England heptarchy

The separate kingdoms which made up Anglo-Saxon England were:
* Kent
* Northumbria
* Wessex
* Essex
* Sussex
* Mercia
* East Anglia

ubkingdoms of Northumbria

* Bernicia
* Deira

Other minor kingdoms

* Isle of Wight
* Surrey
* Kingdom of the Iclingas
* Lindsey
* Hwicce
* Whitghar


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • History of Anglo-Saxon England — The History of Anglo Saxon England covers the history of early medieval England from the end of Roman Britain and the establishment of Anglo Saxon kingdoms in the 5th century until the Conquest by the Normans in 1066. The fifth and sixth… …   Wikipedia

  • Coinage in Anglo-Saxon England — refers to the use of coins, either for monetary value or for other purposes, in Anglo Saxon England during the Early Mediaeval period. Archaeologists have uncovered large quantities of coins dating to the Anglo Saxon period, either from hoards or …   Wikipedia

  • List of English monarchs — For the various rulers of the kingdoms within England prior to its formal unification, during the so called Heptarchy, see Bretwalda. For British monarchs since the Union of England and Scotland, see List of British monarchs. For monarchs that… …   Wikipedia

  • List of monarchs of Wessex — Lists of the kings of Anglo Saxon England This article is part of a series Essex Mercia …   Wikipedia

  • List of monarchs of Mercia — Lists of the kings of Anglo Saxon England This article is part of a series Essex Mercia …   Wikipedia

  • List of monarchs of Kent — Lists of the kings of Anglo Saxon England This article is part of a series Essex Mercia …   Wikipedia

  • List of monarchs of the British Isles by cause of death — This is a list of Monarchs of the British Isles by cause of death. They are grouped by the type of death and then ordered by the date of death. Some people on the list are disputed as to whether or not they actually were a ruling monarch and have …   Wikipedia

  • List of monarchs of East Anglia — This is a chronological list of the monarchs of East Anglia, formally known as The Kingdom of the East Angles , one of the seven traditional kingdoms of the Anglo Saxon Heptarchy. It was founded in the 6th century and ceased being independent in… …   Wikipedia

  • List of monarchs of Northumbria — Lists of the kings of Anglo Saxon England This article is part of a series Essex Mercia …   Wikipedia

  • List of monarchs of Sussex — This list of kings and ealdormen of the Anglo Saxon kingdom of Sussex contains substantial gaps, and many of the dates from this time are unreliable. No authentic South Saxon king list or genealogy exists. Most kings are known only from charters …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”