A&C Black, 1995 M01 1 - 367 pages
Wessex is central to the study of early medieval English history; it was the dynasty which created the kingdom of England. This volume uses archaeological and place-name evidence to present an authoritative account of the most significant of the English Kingdoms.
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1 A Period of Transition Wessex c 400c 600
2 The Creation of Wessex c 600802
3 Wessex and England 8021066
4 The Spread of Christianity 400800
the West Saxon Church 8001066
6 Social Structure and Rural Life
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