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(Biography) died ?455 ad, leader, with his brother Hengist, of the first Jutish settlers in Britain. See also Hengist


(ˈhɔr sə)

died a.d. 455, Jute chief. Compare Hengist.
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It supplies the names of the earliest Saxon leaders, Hengist and Horsa (who also figure in the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle'), and narrates at length their treacherous dealings with Vortigern.
Jefferson proposed, the children of Israel in the wilderness led by a cloud by day, and a pillar by night--and on the other side, Hengist and Horsa, the Saxon chiefs, from whom we claim the honor of being descended, and whose political principles and form of government we have assumed.
Contract Notice: Demolition of Horsa Huts, staircases, boiler house, shelters, gas box~s, walls foundations, trees shrubs, soft strip area and all other areas to be demolished as per tender documents
Led by Major John Howard, a team of Horsa gliders silently landed to take the strategically-vital bridge and another nearby after a 15-minute skirmish, in which two soldiers were killed and 14 wounded.
His mission was to help secure the Pegasus and Horsa bridges across the River Orne, a feat immortalised in the 1962 film, The Longest Day.
Philip said: "They came in by Horsa glider, so they didn't jump by parachute.
8) Hengist and Horsa were the first Anglo-Saxon rulers in England, from the fifth century A.
The Airspeed Horsa glider Ian boarded at RAF Harwell in Berks, took off late on June 5, towed by a Halifax bomber until it could float on air currents.
Almost seven decades after his Horsa glider touched down in Normandy at 80mph under a clear sky, the 93-year-old is still in awe of the "unbelievable" secrecy and depth of preparation surrounding the landings.
Mr Bartley also wants to find the actual LZ V (if it has not been built on), visit Pegasus Bridge museum where there is a full scale model of a Horsa Glider, visit Ranville cemetery where one of the Canadians who was in Ron's glider is buried, and see the site of Mulberry harbour at Arromanches.
Their Airspeed Horsa gliders, towed by Halifax bombers, landed just yards from the bridges that lay only 500 yards apart across a canal and a river in Caen.
Assault Gliders Take Last Flight RAF Shawbury has said goodbye to a Horsa glider, built over the last 13 years by a dedicated team of volunteers from the Assault Glider Trust.