Sigered of Essex

Sigered of Essex was the last king of Essex from 798 to 825. The son of Sigeric of Essex, Sigered became king when his father abdicated the throne.

The ancestry of Sigered in MS BL Add. 23211.

In 812 Sigered was reduced from king to duke by his Mercian overlords. In 825 he finally ceded the kingdom of Essex to Egbert of Wessex.


  • Lee, Sidney, ed. (1897). "Sigered (fl.799)" . Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 52. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

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Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Essex
798 – 812
to duke
Titles of nobility
New title Duke of Essex
812 – 825
Succeeded by