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Wessex (/ˈwÉ›sɪks/; Old English: Westseaxna rÄ«ce [westsæÉ‘ksnÉ‘ riːt͡ʃe], the "kingdom of the West Saxons") was an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the south of Great Britain, from 519 until England was unified by Æthelstan in the early 10th century. It's glory far outshone the doings and achievements of lesser kingdoms. Mercia for instance..

WEXIT

 

 

 

Wessex (/ˈwÉ›sɪks/; Old English: Westseaxna rÄ«ce [westsæÉ‘ksnÉ‘ riːt͡ʃe], the "kingdom of the West Saxons") was an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the south of Great Britain, from 519 until England was unified by Æthelstan in the early 10th century. It's glory far outshone the doings and achievements of lesser kingdoms. Mercia for instance..

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jul 2019, 01:07
This affliction seems to be catching!
Chris: I am going to dress like this in future
An interesting photo - what happened to the right hand side? Is it in a book?
Chris: I think it is Elizabeth
Do I sense a touch of tribalism arising, hmmm.
Chris: Oh yes..
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Jul 2019, 05:59
Proud to live in Wessex, Chris
Chris: I am Wessexische to my core Lisl
We won't talk about anything with an "-exit" on it any more, Chris, right?
Chris: We're trying to get away from the other ..exit Ginnie. I will never mention that
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2019, 06:24
That is a lot of old language here, Chris. Is this a poster about King Arthur?
England too has a rich history...
Chris: Ancient kingdom of Wessex Astrid. Arthur was one of its kings
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2019, 06:57
I see proud King Arthur! Is this the famous King Arthur? I know the term 'Wessex' from Thomas Hardy novels.
Chris: Wessex was an ancient kingdom, Hardy simply borrowed the name for his works of masterly fiction
Un passe immortalisé ..histoire qui mérite d'être connue
Merci pour les explications
Chris: A pleasure Claudine
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2019, 07:25
As you know, the capital of Wessex (and of England for a while) is just up the road from me in Winchester. I wonder how Winchester would have developed if it were still the capital.
Chris: An interesting thought. If it remained as capital I suspect its suburbs would today reach as far as Scumsville's broad leafy boulevards
Mercia was never the same after Offa popped his clogs
Chris: Is that so?
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 Jul 2019, 08:02
What an occasion Tiff, 1500 years of glorious Wessex.
Chris: I feel rightly proud Chad
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2019, 10:02
Wessex is still alive. "Wessex remains a common term for the area. Many organisations that cover the area of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire use the name Wessex in their company or organisation name; for example Wessex Bus, Wessex Water, and Wessex Institute of Technology. The Wessex Constitutional Convention and Wessex Regionalist Party are minor groups seeking increased political autonomy for the region."
Chris: What you say is all true Philine
I only know it as a county of Ireland. It is in England too?
Chris: There is no Irish county called Wessex, as far as I know..
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2019, 14:13
I hope you are celebrating in style Chris!
Chris: Oh I always do Anne
I find English history enthralling, Chris. Wonder what those ancient Anglo-Saxons would think of today's England.
Chris: The mind boggles at the very thought Bev!
Being a pretty solid East Anglian one of the leading tenth century leaders was someone beginingbwith ‘E’. I can’t remember his full name of hand but will let you know soon.
Chris: Etheltrim the Unsteady perhaps?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Jul 2019, 21:30
Quite an idea, this Wexit.
Chris: One we dreamed up not so long ago Louis..

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