Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Kings of East Anglia: Wehha, Eorpwald, Ecgric, Æthelhere, Hun, Beornwulf, Guthrum the Old.
Kings of Essex: Sledda, Sexred, Sebbi, Sigeheard.
Kings of Kent: Hengest, Æðelberht I, Eorcenberht, Hlothhere, Mul, Oswine, Eardwulf, Cœnwulf.
Kings of Mercia: Pybba, Penda, Ecgfrith, Wiglaf, Wigstan, Ælfflæd.
Kings of Northumberland: Eoppa, Glappa, Frithuwald, Hussa, Æthelwald Moll, Osberht, Guðroðr, Sigtrygg Caech (those last two were Norse, but awesome).
Kings of Sussex: Berhthun, Watt, Bryni.
Kings of Wessex: Cynric, Cynegils, Seaxburh, Æscwine, Ine, Cynewulf.
Kings of England: Eadred, Eadwig, Æthelred the Unready, Edmund Ironside.
Briefly, before the Norman conquest, there was a brief period of Danish rule - four Danish kings of England. As their nomenclatural awesomeness ratio is 100%, it's worth listing them in full: Sweyn Forkbeard, Canute, Harold Harefoot, Harthacanute.
If your name is 'Forkbeard', you are awesomeness in the flesh.