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  • Rædburh, queen consort of Wessex (c.788 - 839)
    Redburga or Raedburh was the wife of king Egbert of Wessex and may have been the sister-in-law of Charlemagne as the sister of his fourth wife, Luitgard; other sources describe her as his sister (altho...
  • Æsc, king of Kent (c.458 - 512)
    Oisc (alternately Oeric, Aesc or Esc) was an early King of Kent who ruled from about 488 to about 516. Little is known about him, and the information that does survive regarding his life is often vag...
  • Ælfthryth, countess of Flanders (c.877 - 929)
    Ælfthryth, also known as Elfrida, (died 929), was the last child of Alfred the Great, the Saxon King of England and his wife Ealhswith. She had four or five siblings, including King Edward the Elder ...
  • Gytha Thorkelsdóttir (1001 - 1069)
    F, #102179, d. after 1069 Last Edited=9 Apr 2006 Gytha (?) was born at Denmark. (3) She was the daughter of Thorgils 'Sprakalegg' Styrbjornson and Sigrid of Halland. (1), (2) She married Godw...

The venerable Bede wrote: Those who came over to England were of the three most powerful nations of Germany - Saxons, Angles, and Jutes. From the Jutes are descended the people, of Kent, and of the Isle of Wight, including those in the province of the West-Saxons who are to this day called Jutes, seated opposite to the Isle of Wight. From the Saxons, that is, the country which is now called Old Saxony, came the East-Saxons, the South-Saxons, and the West Saxons. From the Angles, that is, the country which is called Angulus, and which is said, from that time, to have remained desert to this day, between the provinces of the Jutes and the Saxons, are descended the East-Angles, the Midland-Angles, the Mercians, all the race of the Northumbrians, that is, of those nations that dwell on the north side of the river Humber, and the other nations of the Angles.

Kingdom of Kent Cantwarena The 'Men of Kent' — 15,000 hides

Kingdom of Sussex Suþsexena The South Saxons — 7,000 hides

Kingdom of Essex East sexena The East Saxons — 7,000 hides

Kingdom of East Anglia East engle The East Angles — 30,000 hides

Kingdom of Northumbria

Kingdom of Mercia in 655 southern Mercia consisted of 5,000 families, Bede reports, while northern Mercia was populated by 7,000 families, and the two were divided by the River Trent. -30,000 hides

Kingdom of Wessex Westsexena The West Saxons — 100,000 hides

Kingdom of the Hwicce The territory of the Hwicca was assessed at 7000 hides in the Tribal Hidage, giving it a similar sized economy to the kingdoms of Essex and Sussex.

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12 Law Men of Lincoln from reign of Edward the Confessor to William the Conqueror

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