Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
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Children – Cymen, Wlencing, Cissa
The exact location of this battle is not known but two possible locations are Ashburnham and Penhurst in East Sussex. It was fought between the Saxon forces led by Aelle and local Britons possibly led by Aurelius Ambrosius. The Saxons won the battle.
Aelle lay siege to the Roman Fort at Pevensey. When the fort fell the Saxons massacred all those inside.
Aelle may have fought at this battle fought between the Britons and Saxons or he may have sent one or more of his sons at the head of a Saxon force. Although the battle is mentioned in many sources, historians are divided as to its exact date and location. The victorious Britons may have been led by a chieftain named Arthur. Later, writers developed this character into the legendary King Arthur.
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