Cerwalh was secondaryoldest son of king Cynegils, which he followed 643 as a king, since the oldest son Cwichelm 636 had died. attacked 645 Penda of Mercia the country, so that Cenwalh had to flee to the yard king of Anna von East Anglia. to it however the back conquest of Wessex succeeded to 648. On operation of Anna Cenwalh could be baptized and supports Birinus with its mission work in Wessex. The exact operational sequence regarding its follow-up is somewhat unclear. It is possible that 672 his Mrs. Seaxburh Mitregentin became, which followed him after its death 674 as a queen of Wessex as a queen. In addition, it is not to be excluded that Cenwalh already died 672.
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