Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia



A Saxon warrior and ruler. The son of the Saxon warrior Cerdic, he arrived with his father in Britain in 495.

They won a battle against the Britons in that year, at Cerdicesora; in 508, at which a British king named Natanleod (Nathaliodus) was killed; in 519 at Charford on the river Avene; in 527 at Cerdicesleag; in 530 at the Isle of Wight; and in 552 at the town of Salisbury.

Cynric had a son named Ceawlin. He would have been a contemporary (and adversary) of AmbrosiusUther, or Arthur.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle | 9th century