East Anglia

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East Anglia

A region and Anglo-Saxon kingdom of eastern England. Settled by Angles in the late fifth century ad, it was a powerful kingdom by the late sixth century but became a dependency of Mercia for long periods after 650. The Danes controlled the region from 886 to 917, after which it became an English earldom.

East Anglia

n
1. (Placename) a region of E England south of the Wash: consists of Norfolk and Suffolk, and parts of Essex and Cambridgeshire
2. (Historical Terms) an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that consisted of Norfolk and Suffolk in the 6th century ad; became a dependency of Mercia in the 8th century

East′ An′glia


n.
1. a region in E England, consisting chiefly of Norfolk and Suffolk.
2. a kingdom of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy in E Britain.
East′ An′glian, adj., n.
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