The Ravens Warband
Battle of Sarum, AD552
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entry for the year 552 states:
Her Cynric gefeaht wiþ Brettas in þære stowe
þe is genemned æt Searobyrg. 7 þa Bretwalas
gefliemde. Cerdic wæs Cynrices fæder. Cerdic Elesing.
Elesa Esling. Esla Gewising. Gewis Wiging. Wig Freawining. Freawine
Friþogaring. Friþogar Branding. Brand Bældæging.
This year Cynric fought with the Britons in the place that is
called Sarum, and put them to flight. Cerdic was the father of
Cynric, Cerdic was the son of Elesa, Elesa of Esla, Esla of Gewis,
Gewis of Wye, Wye of Frewin, Frewin of Frithgar, Frithgar of Brand,
Brand of Balday, Balday of Woden.
Searobyrg is the iron age settlement of Old Sarum near Salisbury,
Directions to the Battlefield
Old Sarum lies 1 mile north of Salisbury on the A345.
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