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Thread #30568   Message #394420
Posted By: Greyeyes
09-Feb-01 - 03:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Edward Windsor/Wessex
Subject: RE: BS: Edward Windsor/Wessex
As one who hails from the ancient kingdom of Wessex, I should point out that it eventually developed into the most powerful English kingdom, included Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Dorset and part of Somerset, and ultimately, under Egbert, Alfred and their successors, developed into what we now know as England. The creation of an Earl of Wessex was welcomed by many of us, it was just a pity it had to be that slap-headed loser.