Heptarchy

The Heptarchy (from the Greek ἑπτά hepta, `seven` and ἄρχω arkho, `to rule`) is a collective name applied to the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of south, east, and central England during late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, conventionally identified as seven: Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Sussex, and Wessex. The Anglo-Sax...
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Heptarchy

(from the article `United Kingdom`) The heptarchy
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Heptarchy

• (n.) A government by seven persons; also, a country under seven rulers.
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Heptarchy

Hep'tarch·y noun [ Hepta- + -archy : confer French heptarchie .] A government by seven persons; also, a country under seven rulers. » The word is most commonly applied to England, when it was divided into seven kingdoms; as, the Saxon heptachy , which consisted of Ken...
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heptarchy

government by seven people
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heptarchy

heptarchy (hep'tärkē) [Gr.,=seven-kingdom], name traditionally applied to the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England in the period prior to the Danish conquests of the 9th cent. The term was probably first used by 16th-century writers who believed that in those early years England was divide...
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heptarchy

heptarchy A government by seven rulers; an aggregate of seven districts or petty kingdoms, each under its own ruler; specifically, the seven kingdoms reckoned to have been established by the Angles and Saxons in Britain.
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heptarchy

The seven Saxon kingdoms thought to have existed in England before AD 800: Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Sussex, and Wessex. The term was coined by 16th-century historians. ...
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Heptarchy

The seven territories or kingdoms making up Anglo-Saxon England--Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia, K
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