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Hengist and Horsa

Pronunciation: /ˈhɛŋɡɪst/
Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːsə/
(D.488 & d.455), semi-mythological Jutish leaders. According to Bede the brothers were invited to Britain by the British king Vortigern in 449 to assist in defeating the Picts and later established an independent Anglo-Saxon kingdom in Kent.

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