Centwine was a son of the king Cynegils and brother of the Cenwalh, the throne attained it 676 as a successor of Aescwine. It won three battles against the British in Cornwall, of those those of the yearly 682 (with Bideford?) the most important was. On the other side speaks Beda Venerabilis of Zwistigkeiten within Wessex, over which however nothing details admit are. Probably Centwine 685 died, even if it cannot be excluded that he withdrew and went into the monastery. Its successor became anyhow Caedwalla, which Centwine had probably banished from the country and which thereupon as an independent field gentleman Sussex with war had covered.
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