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" Alfred and the Danes. An early English example of the other type was Offa's Dyke, the huge earthwork constructed by the Mercian king of that name (about 780 AD) from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee as a Frontier against the Welsh. "
Frontiers - Page 23
by George Nathaniel Curzon Marquis of Curzon - 1907 - 58 pages
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Old English History for Children

Edward Augustus Freeman - 1869
...town by the name of Scrobbesbyrig or Shrewsbury. And to keep his new land safe, he made a great dyke from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee, of which sojjre remains are left still, and which is still called Offa's Dyke^P ^vas doing very much...
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Old English History

Edward Augustus Freeman - 1873 - 451 pages
...town by the name of Scrobbesbyrig or Shrewsbury. And to keep his new land safe, he made a great dyke from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee, of which some remains are left still, and which is still called Offa's Dyke. This was doing very much...
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History of England for Schools

E. Neville Johns - 1882
...country away from them. To preserve his ofla,6 D ke new possessions he made a wall or dyke, which went from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee. Part of this dyke still remains, and is called Offa's dyke. It became the boundary between England...
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First (-Third) historical reader. [With] Home-lesson book to the ..., Book 1

Blackwood William and sons - 1883
...Welsh a word which menus foreigners. Offa, one of the kings of Mercia, built a strong earthwork from the mouth of the 'Wye to the mouth of the Dee, to keep out the Welsh; and it went by the name of Offa's Dyke. Then Offa's Dyke became the boundary...
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English history reading books. [With] The young student's English ..., Part 5

Charlotte Mary Yonge - 1885
...them the city of Shrewsbury, and secured his conquests by making a great rampart and ditch reaching from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee. This was called Offa's Dyke, and parts of it are still remaining, as, indeed, the line it traced has...
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Collections Historical & Archaeological Relating to ..., Volume 23

Powys-land Club - 1889
...victories of Offa removed the Mercia boundary westwards as far as the dyke known by his name, and extending from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee. The whole of Shropshire and a large part of Hereford became England. The English conquest of South...
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The Place of the Welsh in the History of Britain

William Boyd Dawkins - 1889 - 48 pages
...victories of Offa removed the Mercia boundary westwards as far as the dyke known by his name, and extending from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee. The whole of Shropshire and a large part of Hereford became England. The English conquest of South...
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A short history of Clent

John Amphlett - 1890 - 203 pages
...whose country he subjugated ; and then to keep them off the newly-conquered land he made a great dyke from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee, which still bears the name of Offa's Dyke. He died in 794. During Offa's reign a movement was taking...
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Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 42

Leslie Stephen - 1895
...to check the retaliatory raids of the Welsh, defined and defended his frontier by an earthwork drawn from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee. Offa's dyke, as this earthwork is called, is, roughly speaking and reckoning Monmouthshire as Welsh,...
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English Cathedrals Illustrated

Francis Bond - 1899 - 314 pages
...once for all the Welsh frontier : Shrewsbury became an English town. Offa's Dyke, which still exists, from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee, 123 became the effectual bulwark of England to the West. A king so mighty disdained to owe allegiance...
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