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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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Frontiers

Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon of Kedleston - 1907 - 58 pages
...cincture of lagoons. 1 Vide Sir E. Hertslet's Map of Europe by Treaty, vol. ip 269. 2 Ann. i. 60-71. These, however, as cultivation, settlement, and drainage...mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee as a Frontier against the Welsh. Palisades have been found as far apart as the borders of China and Manchuria and...
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Frontiers

Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon of Kedleston - 1908 - 58 pages
...which, by the Treaty between Alfred and Guthrum, was made the boundary between the English territories and the Danes. An early English example of the other...mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee as a Frontier against the Welsh. Palisades have been found as far apart as the borders of China and Manchuria and...
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A History of England

Allen Clapp Thomas - 1913 - 651 pages
...in the west. To protect his possessions from raids by the Britons he built a wall of earth extending from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee. This earthwork still exists in part and is known as Offa's Dyke. During Offa's reign the intercourse...
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Transactions, Volumes 39-41

Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society - 1914
...Indeed, the very fact that Offa found it necessary to cut this long dike, which extends for 130 miles, from the mouth of the Wye to the mouth of the Dee, is in itself a conclusive proof of constant danger of incursions into Mercia by the Welsh. The other...
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English history reading books. [With] The young student's English ..., Part 5

Charlotte Mary Yonge - 1881
...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 Ofla's Dyke, and parts of it are still remaining, as, indeed, the line it traced has...
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