Cynric-King of Wessex-son of Cerdic~King from 534-560. During his reign it is said that he captured Old Sarum and that in 556 he and his son Ceawlin won a battle against the Britons at Beranburh (Barbury Castle).
King Egbert (802-839). House of Wessex. First recognized King of all of England. Queen Elizabeth II's 34th great-grandfather. During the late 8th century, when King Offa of Mercia ruled most of England, Egbert lived in exile at the court of Charlemagne. Egbert regained his kingdom in 802. Succeeded by son Aethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great.
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village 1/6 The oldest house, built on the site of the original building, with the Hall in the background. All the buildings are experimental reconstructions built to test different interpretations of the archaeological evidence.