Ine


Ine

▪ king of Wessex
also spelled Ini
died 726 or after

      Anglo-Saxon king of the West Saxons, or Wessex, from 688 to 726. One of the most powerful West Saxon rulers before Alfred the Great, Ine was the first West Saxon king to issue a code of laws, which are an important source for the structure of early English society.

      Ine succeeded to the throne upon the retirement of King Caedwalla, and in 694 he forced the men of Kent to pay compensation for slaying Caedwalla's brother Mul. In 710 Nunna, the king of the South Saxons, or Sussex, lent Ine aid against the Cornish Britons, but in 722 and 725 Ine took up arms against the South Saxons, who were harbouring a rival claimant to his throne. He abdicated and retired to Rome in 726.

      Ine's code, preserved as an appendix to Alfred's laws, deals mainly with judicial procedures, listing the punishments to be inflicted for various offenses. His laws show that people of British origin had been incorporated into the West Saxon social system. The important trading port of Hamwic was most likely founded in his reign.

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