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  • Kingdom of Wessex

    _The Kingdom of the West Saxons_, usually referred to as Wessex was an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the south of Great Britain, from 519 until the emergence of a unified English state during the early 10th century. !(media-item-align-left)//db4sgowjqfwig. …

  • Northumbria

    At around 605 the two kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira were unified by Æthelfrith King of Berenicia, and Northumbria was formed. !(media-item-align-left){width:200px;height:200px;}//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/300866/King-Egfrid-Northumbria-L.jpg? …

  • Kingdom of East Anglia

    !(media-item-align-left)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/301958/Stedmundcrownedbyangelspierpontms736f42.jpg?1393746019(Stedmundcrownedbyangelspierpontms736f42.jpg)! The Kingdom of the East Angles, formed about the year 520 by the merging of the …

  • Kingdom of Mercia

    !(media-item-align-left)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/301972/mercia_flag.jpg?1393753274(mercia_flag.jpg)!The Kingdom of Mercia (Old English: Miercna rīce), was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy. The kingdom was centred on the valley …

  • Alfred the Great

    Alfred the Great (849 – 26 October 899) was King of [[Kingdom of Wessex | Wessex]] from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England. He …

  • Edward the Elder

    Edward the Elder (c. 874–17 July 924) was an English king. He became king in 899 upon the death of his father, [[Alfred the Great | Alfred the Great]]. His court was at Winchester, previously the capital of Wessex. He captured the eastern Midlands and …

  • Æthelstan King of England

    Æthelstan or Athelstan (c. 893/895 – 27 October 939) was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939. He was the son of King [[Edward the Elder | Edward the Elder]] and his wife Ecgwynn. He is regarded as the first …

  • Reeve

    Originally in Anglo-Saxon England the reeve was a senior official with local responsibilities under the Crown e.g. as the chief magistrate of a town or district. The reeve was generally ranked lower than the Ealdorman or Earl. Subsequently, after the …

  • Kingdoms of the British Isles

    h3. Scotland * [[Kingdom of Fortriu | Kingdom of Fortriu]] (ceased 843-8) * [[Dál Riata | Dál Riata]] (ceased 843-8) * [[Kingdom of Strathclyde | Strathclyde]] (ceased 1107) * [[Northumbria | Northombria]] (ceased 954) * [[Earldom of Orkney | Earldom …

  • Henry II

    Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as _Henry Curtmantle_, _Henry FitzEmpress_ or _Henry[[File:434563 | class=media-item-align-right | Henry_II_of_England_cropped.jpg]] Plantagenet_, ruled as Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy …

  • Richard the Lionheart

    [[File:434629 | class=media-item-align-right | Richard_coeur_de_lion.jpg]]Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy (as Richard IV), Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of …

  • John Lackland

    [[File:434665 | class=media-item-align-right | 250x370px | John_of_England__John_Lackland_.jpg]]John was born to [[Henry II | Henry II of England]] and Eleanor of Aquitaine on December 1166. He was the youngest of Henry's children and was not expected …

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