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ID: 7016852
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Wessex (general region)  Wessex (general region)

Note: Area around counties of Berkshire, Dorsetshire, Hampshire, Somersetshire & Wiltshire; was an ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom; leader of Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy under Alfred in 9th cen., who prevented Danes from conquering all of England S of Danelaw.

Names:
Wessex (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Wessex (general region)  ................  Wessex (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)
earldom (H)
kingdom (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Wessex..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1328
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1328
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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