Cendrith (fl. 680s)
Cendrith (fl. 680s)
Queen of Wessex. Name variations: Centhryth; Centhryth of Wessex. Flourished in the 680s; m. Cedwalla, also spelled Caedwalla (c. 659–689), king of Wessex (r. 685–688).
Rounded up the entire pagan population of the Isle of Wight and, with a squadron of armed evangelists, baptized them in 1 day; husband, who was baptized as Peter, died in Rome (689).
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