Compendium of British Office Holders by Timothy Venning

By Timothy Venning

The Compendium of British place of work Holders offers a entire consultant to holders of British Political, Administrative, army and Ecclesiastical workplaces because the Roman conquest, giving names, dates and the size places of work have been held for governmental positions. it's the first such choice of this sort of learn facts for the reason that Haydn's Dictionary of Dates used to be released again in 1894 and should give you the reader with quickly and simple entry to precise actual details for study.

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Hengest’s name means ‘Stallion’, and he and his alleged brother Horsa (‘Mare’) are figures of myth as much as history. But Hengest is remembered in both Celtic and Anglo-Saxon sources, though his precise dating is uncertain. Bede’s dating of his first landing in Thanet as , and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle’s statement that he landed at Ebbesfleet in the time of Emperors Marcian and Valentinian (–), are contradicted by Gallic sources which date his revolt against the British some years after his arrival as .

Name Accession Meirion Late Cth Catgualart Early Cth Death/dep. s Gueinoth Later Cth Idris ?  k. /  k. Owain  ? Early to mid-Cth Cynan ?  Death/dep.  k. Rulers of Powys The genealogy of its rulers is preserved not only in the extant manuscripts but in a rare archaeological monument, the ‘Pillar of Eliseg’ near Llangollen set up in the Cth by the last of the original dynasty, Cyngen/Concenn. The inscription, as recorded by the antiquarian Edward Lhuyd in  before it became difficult to decipher, traced their line back to Vortigern, his wife Severa, and his father-in-law Magnus Maximus.

The placing of this ruler as the supposed son of Octha and grandson of the founder of the dynasty, the Jutish warlord Hengest, is highly uncertain – different traditions give Aesc/Oesc as the son of Octha or of Hengest himself. Behind the legends Hengest was probably a real person. Hengest’s name means ‘Stallion’, and he and his alleged brother Horsa (‘Mare’) are figures of myth as much as history. But Hengest is remembered in both Celtic and Anglo-Saxon sources, though his precise dating is uncertain.

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