The Saxon Heptarchy in England. A map of Britain during the Saxon octarchy. ARMS OF THE ANGLO-SAXON KINGS.
THE DAWN OF CHRISTIANITY IN BRITAIN. The first preaching of christianity in Britain. A new power had already been in operation before the coming of the Saxons,—that power before which… Read More
King Harold II (1020 -1066). Last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Killed at the Battle of Hastings.
Alfred was not called “the Great” until the Reformation in the 16th century. He is the only king in English history to have received this byname.
Illustration to Bowyer’s edition of Hume’s ‘History of England’ 1798.