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Cerdic – (end of 5th century AD) – Saxon chief
Cerdic was a Saxon chief who came over to Hampshire in 495 and after defeating the British, set up the West Saxon kingdom later called Wessex. Cerdic’s life seems to have been much the same as Hengist’s (p. 5 7) for in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle there are references to battles in which Welsh (British) were slain. It seems that in 530 Cerdic captured the Isle of Wight which, on his death in 534, was handed on to his nephew, Stuf, and to his grandson, Whitgar.