Essex


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Es·sex

 (ĕs′ĭks)
A historical region and Anglo-Saxon kingdom of southeast England. Probably settled by Saxons in the early sixth century, the kingdom was long dominated by Mercia and later by Wessex before and after its inclusion in the Danelaw territories from 886 to 917.

Essex

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1. (Placename) a county of SE England, on the North Sea and the Thames estuary; the geographical and ceremonial county includes Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea, which became independent unitary authorities in 1998. Administrative centre: Chelmsford. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 324 100 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 3446 sq km (1310 sq miles)
2. (Historical Terms) an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that in the early 7th century ad comprised the modern county of Essex and much of Hertfordshire and Surrey. By the late 8th century, Essex had become a dependency of the kingdom of Mercia

Essex

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(Biography) 2nd Earl of, title of Robert Devereux. ?1566–1601, English soldier and favourite of Queen Elizabeth I; executed for treason

Es•sex

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n.
1. 2nd Earl of, Devereux, Robert.
2. a county in SE England. 1,548,800; 1418 sq. mi. (3670 sq. km).
3. a kingdom of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy in SE England.

Essex

An automobile produced by Hudson Motor Car company of Detroit, Michigan from 1918 to 1932.
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As a final disposition I contemplate depositing them with the Essex Historical Society.
He had for his own town residence a big house filled with the spoils of travel and the trophies of the chase; but it was to his country home, an old family place in Essex, that he wished her immediately to proceed.
I have seen Owen Chace, who was chief mate of the Essex at the time of the tragedy; I have read his plain and faithful narrative; I have conversed with his son; and all this within a few miles of the scene of the catastrophe.
Then there was Colonel Cecil Burleigh Essex, another F.
And forgettest thou, De Bracy, that Robert Estoteville lies betwixt thee and Hull with all his forces, and that the Earl of Essex is gathering his followers?
My brother thought that was hopeless, seeing the fury of the Londoners to crowd upon the trains, and broached his own idea of striking across Essex towards Harwich and thence escaping from the country altogether.
He was born about 1320 at Sible Hedingham, a village in Essex.
The Earl of Essex, 'tis true, wore a splendid ring, set with diamonds, given him by his royal mistress, whilst I -- I have nothing but a simple circlet of gold, with a cipher on it and a date; but that ring has been blessed in the chapel of the Palais Royal,* so they will never ruin me, as they long to do, and whilst they shout,`Down with Mazarin
It was an old elm-tree," answered Grandfather, "which stood near the corner of Essex Street, opposite the Boylston Market.
They follow each other, going very close by the Essex shore.
I looked up in amazement; the voice was a voice of Albion; the accent was pure and silvery ; it only wanted firmness, and assurance, to be the counterpart of what any well-educated lady in Essex or Middlesex might have enounced, yet the speaker or reader was no other than Mdlle.
frigate Essex, in the Pacific, during the late War', is said to contain some interesting particulars concerning the islanders.