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Definition of Bretwalda
Bretwalda Bret"wal*da, n. [AS. Bretwalda, br?ten walda, a
powerful ruler.] (Eng. Hist.)
The official title applied to that one of the Anglo-Saxon
chieftains who was chosen by the other chiefs to lead them in
their warfare against the British tribes. --Brande & C.
Meaning of Bretwalda from wikipedia
and bretenanwealda, sometimes
capitalised) is an Old English
word. The first record comes
from the late 9th-century Anglo-Saxon...
Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. Ceawlin
is also named
as one of the eight
", a title given
in the Chronicle
to eight rulers
who had overlordship...
- in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, written centuries after
his death, as a bretwalda
(an Old English
'Britain-ruler' or 'wide-ruler'). He was...
- English: the Chronicle later repeated
this claim, referring
as a bretwalda
, or "Britain-ruler". Ceawlin
was deposed, perhaps
by his nephew, Ceol...
- Dore. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle subsequently described Ecgberht
as a bretwalda
or 'wide-ruler' of Anglo-Saxon lands. Ecgberht
Colmán of Lindisfarne Eanfled
of Deira Easter Religion
in the United Kingdom Paschal
- Britain rather
than king). Alternative successions
of the English crown Bretwalda Demise
of the Crown English
tree of English...
- the late ninth century
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, he is referred
to as a bretwalda
, or "Britain-ruler". He was the first English
king to convert
- origin. The Bretwalda concept
of a number
families. What Bede seems
in his Bretwalda
is the ability...
the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms might become acknowledged
, a high king over the other
kings. The decline
of Mercia allowed
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