m (-n/-n) wielder of Britain, Bretwalda, chief king

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  • Bretwalda —    Term used to designate any Anglo Saxon king who exercised power over all of southern England, bretwalda, or bretwald, was probably a scribal correction of the Old English term Brytenwealda, which probably meant Britain ruler or ruler of the… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Egbert of Wessex — Infobox Monarch name = Egbert caption=Egbert s name, spelled Ecgbriht, from the 827 entry in the C manuscript of the Anglo Saxon Chronicle title=King of Wessex reign = 802 839 issue =Æthelwulf date of death = 839 place of death = place of burial …   Wikipedia

  • Bretwalda — Angelsächsische Chronik (MS C), Eintrag für 827(829) Bretwalda (zu dt.: den weithin Herrschenden) ist ein Begriff aus dem angelsächsischen England, der in der Angelsächsischen Chronik verwendet wurde. Mit der Zusammenstellung der Angelsächsischen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bretwalda — ˈbretˌwȯldə,  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Old English bretwalda, brytenwealda, probably from Bryten Britain + walda, wealda (from wealdan to rule) more at wield : the chief king in Anglo Saxon England used as a… …   Useful english dictionary

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