King Egbert of Wessex Conquers all to Become Bretwalda, the First King of a United England

Published: 8/12/2018
King Egbert of Wessex Conquers all to Become Bretwalda, the First King of a United England
Source: WWW.ANCIENT-ORIGINS.NET

King Egbert, later designated the first king of England, began his reign in the 9th century, when England was fragmented into multiple small kingdoms and under attack by Norsemen. He was one of the first to unify several smaller English kingdoms and was called bretwalda, or “wide ruler” of Anglo-Saxon lands. Read more Section:  News History Famous People      

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