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Wigg

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Saxony, Germany
Death: Died in Perhaps of Schleswig, Saxony (now Northern Germany)
Immediate Family:

Son of Freawine
Husband of Unknown Wife
Father of Gewis
Half brother of Gewis; Thrytho of Slesvik; Flandbert; Ket of Schleswig and Peruk av Anglos-Saxons. Född 355 i England.

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About Wigg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ket_and_Wig

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Ket and Wig appear in the Gesta Danorum (book 4) as the sons of Frowin, the governor of Schleswig. Wig also appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the son of Freawine (Frowin), and an early Northumbrian genealogical collection makes him father of Bernic, ancestor of the kings of Bernicia This pedigree is though to have been borrowed, replacing Bernic of the Bernicians with supposed son Gewis, eponymous ancestor of the kings of Wessex.

Their father Frowin/Freawine was challenged to combat by the Swedish king Athisl, and killed. King Wermund who liked their father subsequently raised Ket and Wig as his own. They later avenged their father, but they fought against Athisl two against one, a national disgrace that was redeemed by their brother-in-law, King Wermund's son Offa, when he killed two Saxons at the same time, in "single combat". This event is referred to in Widsith as a duel against Myrgings.

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Ket and Wig appear in the Gesta Danorum (book 4) as the sons of Frowin, the governor of Schleswig. Wig also appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the son of Freawine (Frowin), and an early Northumbrian genealogical collection makes him father of Bernic, ancestor of the kings of Bernicia. This pedigree is thought to have been borrowed, replacing Bernic of the Bernicians with a supposed son Gewis, eponymous ancestor of the kings of Wessex.

Their father Frowin/Freawine was challenged to combat by the Swedish king Athisl, and killed. King Wermund who liked their father subsequently raised Ket and Wig as his own. They later avenged their father, but they fought against Athisl two against one, a national disgrace that was redeemed by their brother-in-law, King Wermund's son Offa, when he killed two Saxons at the same time, in "single combat". This event is referred to in Widsith as a duel against Myrgings.

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Ket and Wig appear in the Gesta Danorum (book 4) as the sons of Frowin, the governor of Schleswig. Wig also appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the son of Freawine (Frowin), and an early Northumbrian genealogical collection makes him father of Bernic, ancestor of the kings of Bernicia. This pedigree is thought to have been borrowed, replacing Bernic of the Bernicians with a supposed son Gewis, eponymous ancestor of the kings of Wessex.

Their father Frowin/Freawine was challenged to combat by the Swedish king Athisl, and killed. King Wermund who liked their father subsequently raised Ket and Wig as his own. They later avenged their father, but they fought against Athisl two against one, a national disgrace that was redeemed by their brother-in-law, King Wermund's son Offa, when he killed two Saxons at the same time, in "single combat." This event is referred to in Widsith as a duel against Myrgings. -------------------- WIKIPEDIA:

Ket and Wig appear in the Gesta Danorum (book 4) as the sons of Frowin, the governor of Schleswig. Wig also appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the son of Freawine (Frowin), and it adds that he was father of Gewis and one of the ancestors of the kings of Wessex. Their father Frowin/Freawine was challenged to combat by the Swedish king Athisl, and killed. King Wermund who liked their father subsequently raised Ket and Wig as his own. They later avenged their father, but they fought against Athisl two against one, a national disgrace that was redeemed by their brother-in-law, King Wermund's son Offa, when he killed two Saxons at the same time, in "single combat". This event is referred to in Widsith as a duel against Myrgings.

References and external links • The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle at Project Gutenberg - Public domain copy. • Book Four of Gesta Danorum at the Online Medieval and Classical Library • Peter Tunstall's translation of the Chronicon lethrense at The Chronicle of the Kings of Lejre.

Preceded by Freawine Ancestor of the kings of Wessex Succeeded by Gewis

AKA (Uvigg Wigga) Aft the slaying of their father, called upon his overlord Wermund K of Angeln. As Ket was losing, Wig intervened. His brother Ket was in single combat w/ Eadgils. Public opinion against him as he had broken the laws of honor & personal combat. Killed his father's killer Eadgils King of the Swaethe. His overlord, Wermund, received him with all honors that had been his father's.

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Wigg's Timeline

382
382
Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany
1911
June 20, 1911
June 20, 1911
1927
October 21, 1927
October 21, 1927
1953
November 23, 1953
November 23, 1953
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Saxony, Germany
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Anicent Saxon, Northern Germany
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