Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Sigebert (fl.626)

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SIGEBERT or SEBERT, called the Little (fl. 626), king of the East-Saxons, was son of Sæward, who was a son of Sebert or Saberet (d. 616?) [q. v.], king of the East-Saxons. He seems to have succeeded his father and uncles. The latter were slain in a battle with the West-Saxons, dated by Henry of Huntingdon in 626 [see under Sexred], though Bede seems to place the battle soon after the expulsion of Mellitus [q. v.], about 617. Sigebert probably reigned more or less in dependence on the West-Saxon king Cynegils [q. v.] He left a son named Sigheri [q. v.], but was succeeded by his kinsman Sigebert or Sebert, called the Good (fl. 653) [q. v.]

[Bede's Hist. Eccl. iii. c. 22; Mon. Hist. Brit. pp. 629, 637; Hen. Hunt. p. 57 (Rolls Ser.); Dict. Chr. Biogr. art. ‘Sigebert’ (5), by Bishop Stubbs.]

W. H.

Dictionary of National Biography, Errata (1904), p.250
N.B.— f.e. stands for from end and l.l. for last line

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