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Diagram Of The Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms Known As The Heptarchy

Diagram Of The Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms Known As The Heptarchy

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1390

Shelfmark: Additional MS 24059

Item number: f.20r

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This manuscript contains a variety of historical texts and other 'reference' works, such as notes on weights, and Arabic numerals. This diagram represents the Heptarchy (the seven kingdoms which made up Anglo-Saxon Britain). In each circle is written a short description of the territory of one of them. In the centre is a circle giving the overall dimensions of England; the southernmost point is given as Totnes ('Totenasse in Cornewall'), and the easternmost as Dover.

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