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Wessex

Line breaks: Wes¦sex
Pronunciation: /ˈwɛsɪks
 
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Definition of Wessex in English:

The kingdom of the West Saxons, established in Hampshire in the early 6th century and gradually extended by conquest to include much of southern England. The name was revived in the 19th century by Thomas Hardy to designate the south-western counties of England (especially Dorset) in which his novels are set.

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