The Sunningas were a tribe or clan of early Anglo-Saxon England, whose territory formed a regio or administrative subdivision of the early Kingdom of Wessex.[1] The Sunningas inhabited Sonning and its environs, in the modern county of Berkshire; their territory adjoined that of the Readingas, centered on Reading to the west, and the Basingas, whose capital was Basingstoke, to the south.[1] The subdivision retained a role beyond the Anglo-Saxon period as Sonning remained the administrative centre for a distinctive grouping of hundreds throughout the Middle Ages.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Yorke, Barbara (1995), Wessex in the early Middle Ages, Leicester University Press, p. 40, ISBN 071851856X, retrieved 2014-06-15
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