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  Wessex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wessex was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy) that preceded the Kingdom of England.
Wessex was, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (ASC), founded by Cerdic and Cynric, although the specifics given by the ASC are considered to be suspect.
Wessex groups are currently campaigning for boundary revisions to the regions in order to more closely match their definitions of Wessex.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wessex   (920 words)

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The theory that Wessex originated with the landing of Cerdic in Southampton Water in 495AD with the kingdom expanding from south to north as stated in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle has now largely been refuted based on the evidence from archaeology and historical sources, supported by research by academics such as John Blair and Barbara Yorke.
Wessex had no cohesive origin but seems to have comprised several kin groups, possibly mercenaries, who finally became territorially established and identifiable to history in the region around Dorchester-on-Thames in Oxfordshire by the mid 6th century.
Cerdic (the first king of Wessex, whose life was fictionalised by Alfred Duggan in his novel The Conscience Of The King) is an anglicised form of Caradoc, and the names Cynric, Centwine, Caedwalla, are all Celtic.
www.zyworld.com /wessexsociety/Boundaries.htm   (1080 words)

 Wessex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is associated with the novels of Thomas Hardy, and some wish to see it restored as a region of England.
The Burghal system of fortified towns (the "burhs") under Alfred the Great, described in both Asser and the ASC and documented in a unique hidage, [1] (http://www.ogdoad.force9.co.uk/alfred/alfhidage.htm) helped to prevent the conquest of southern England by the Danish invaders in the 870s.
In an unusual move Prince Edward was made Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn in honour of his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999.
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Wessex   (908 words)

 Sophie, Countess of Wessex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Countess of Wessex (Sophie Helen Mountbatten-Windsor, née Rhys-Jones), (born January 20, 1965), is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Countess of Wessex is most famous for her former career in public relations, and her marriage to the Earl of Wessex.
Subsequently in 2002, the Earl and Countess of Wessex announced that they were to quit their business interests and concentrate on their royal duties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sophie,_Countess_of_Wessex   (977 words)

 Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (Edward Antony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor), styled HRH The Earl of Wessex (born March 10, 1964), is a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II.
The title of Wessex was also unusual as it had never been created before, and the place of Wessex has not existed since pre-medieval times.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex have one child: HRH Princess Louise of Wessex, known as Lady Louise Windsor (born November 8, 2003).
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Edward,_Earl_of_Wessex   (1393 words)

 Thomas Hardy's Wessex: The Evolution of Wessex
Wessex as it is known to us today was the outcome of a long process of evolution that took several decades.
It seems more likely that his continuing to use Wessex to describe the region in which his fiction is set was the outcome of responses from the public which he received.
In addition to the map of Thomas Hardy's Wessex (1) it features an area that stretches from Chichester to Lyme Regis in the south and from Basingstoke to Bristol in the north.
www.st-andrews.ac.uk /~bp10/wessex/introduction/index.shtml   (1676 words)

 Welcome to the Wessex Water website
Wessex Water is issuing a timely warning of the dangers of cooling off in reservoirs, as summer temperatures rise and schools prepare to break up for holidays.
Wessex Water is pleased to welcome the distinguished environmentalist Jonathon Porritt to its board.
Wessex Water is building a new sewage treatment works at Kilve, Somerset, to replace the old facility.
www.wessexwater.co.uk   (432 words)

 Wessex on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cerdic's grandson, Ceawlin (560-93), annexed scattered Saxon settlements in the Chiltern Hills and drove the Celts from the region between the upper Thames valley and the lower Severn.
With the reign of Alfred (871-99) and the halting of the Danes, the history of Wessex becomes that of England.
In the novels of Thomas Hardy, Wessex is used to mean the SW counties of England, mainly Dorsetshire.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/W/Wessex.asp   (709 words)

 Wessex --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The couple insisted it was an informal, family occasion—and so it was, within the constraints imposed by a wedding attended by Britain's royal family on the grounds of Windsor Castle and watched on television by an estimated 200...
The decline of Mercia and the rise of Wessex
In his youth he was driven from Wessex and led the life of an outlaw and, in 685, began harrying Sussex.
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 Wessex Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wessex Society is a cultural society dedicated to promoting a distinctive regional identity for the Wessex region (click on the button marked "Where is Wessex?", below, for more information on Wessex).
Please note that Wessex Society is in no way affiliated or connected with the Wessex Society of Newfoundland, which seeks to promote cultural contacts between Newfoundland and the West of England.
The society's patrons are Lord Bath (owner of Longleat and founder of the Wessex Regionalist party in 1974); the singer and songwriter Gordon Haskell ; and Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia (a Wessex man who became the first Englishman to be made a bishop of the
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Wessex Regionalists, founded in 1974 by Alexander Thynne (now Lord Bath), are the oldest regionalist political party in England, and were advocating regional devolution for Wessex long before English regionalism entered mainstream political consciousness.
Wessex is administered by 7 county councils with a total of 28 district, 13 borough and 4 city councils; 16 unitary district authorities (including 7 boroughs and 4 cities); one unitary county (Isle of Wight) and 2,244 parish councils.
This means that the GDP per head index for Wessex (where UK figure=100) equals 108, compared to 109 for the South East region and 91 for the South West, the latter being the poorest English region south of the Humber.
www.zyworld.com /wessexsociety/caseforwessex.htm   (2758 words)

 Wessex Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The ancient kingdom of Wessex in the southwest of England is famous for its pervading sense of magic and timelessness.
Wessex Records seeks to harness some of that magical power and share it with listeners the world over.
Wessex Studio is used to produce material for Wessex Record's artists.
www.wessexrecords.com   (253 words)

 Helicopter Database - westland wessex
G-ATBY : Wessex 60, G-ATBY, to VR-BDT Mar 1970, to G-ATBY Dec 1970, 5N-AJM Feb 1975 and subsequently w/o in Nigeria.
G-ATCB : Wessex 60, to G-ATCB, to ZS-HSL Apr 1975, to G-ATCB Mar 1976, to 5N-AJP Oct 1977 and subsequently w/o in Nigeria.
Wessex HAR.2 78Sq, Muharraq SAR Flt, 78 Sq, 103 Sq.
www.helis.com /database/go/westland_wessex.php   (1500 words)

The Wessex Region covers Berkshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and West Sussex.
By the end of the first millennium, Winchester was well established as the centre of the universe and Wessex the portion of it that really mattered.
The Wessex region of the BMW Car Club proudly maintains that tradition of survival.
www.bmwcarclubgb.co.uk /regions/wessx/wessex.html   (584 words)

 The Royal Family > TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex > Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Earl of Wessex is the third son and youngest child of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
Upon his marriage to Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999, he was created The Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn; at the same time it was announced that His Royal Highness will eventually succeed to the title of The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex both carry out many engagements in support of The Queen, and on behalf of a number of organisations with which they are associated.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/page417.asp   (141 words)

 Helicopter Database - UK wessex
Produced at Yeovil from late 1959, the Wessex HAS.1 was the major RN ASW platform between 1961 and 1967.
The Wessex HU.5 was a development of the HAS.1, replacing its single Gazelle engine with a pair of coupled Gnome turbines The HU.5 introduced the AS.12 wire guided, anti-ship missle and GPMG door guns.
The Wessex HAS.3 was in front-line service between Aug 1967 and Dec 1972, when it was replaced by the Sea King HAS.1 in the ASW role.
www.helis.com /database/go/uk_wessex_78.php   (358 words)

 Sophie, Countess of Wessex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex (Sophie Helen Mountbatten-Windsor, née Rhys-Jones), (born January 20, 1965), is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, Viscountess Severn, Dame of the Most Venerable Order of Saint John of Jerusalem was born Miss Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, the daughter of Christopher Bournes Rhys-Jones, a retired tyre salesman, and his wife, Mary O'Sullivan, a secretary of Irish birth.
Although the first born male of the couple could use the Earl's courtesy title of Viscount Severn, subsequent males and females would be styled Lady [N] Windsor or, for males, the Honourable [N] Windsor.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Sophie,_Countess_of_Wessex   (932 words)

 Wessex Water recruitment and career opportunities
In Wessex Water we recognise that our success is due to the skill and dedication of our staff.
Our employees are one of the key stakeholders in our business, and we aim to provide them with the opportunities for personal development throughout their career with us.
In Wessex Water we need people who are able to rise to this challenge.
www.wessexwater.co.uk /recruitment   (290 words)

 Articles - Wessex Trains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wessex Trains is the primary rail operator in the South West of England.
Orginally, it was planned for Wessex to take over the diesel services of South West Trains Train maps even showed the West of England Main Line as about to transfer.
Wessex Trains run on north south routes from Cardiff and Gloucester in the north and Weymouth and Brighton in the south to Bristol and Bath.
gaple.com /articles/Wessex_Trains?mySession=e3cdaf7c5d7d96e6a3799d4d...   (594 words)

 Thomas Hardy Country : Wessex
Thomas Hardy first used the term "Wessex" in his 1874 novel, Far From the Madding Crowd.
success, and the Wessex king could proudly lay claim to the title "King of all Britain".
Wessex, and the site of a minster church since the year 648.
members.aol.com /thardy1001/wessex.html   (577 words)

 Wessex and Chard for the Tourist & Business Person- Gateway to the South
Chard is an epicentre for Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Wessex.
THE WESSEX SOCIETY is dedicated to preserving and developing the cultural and linguistic heritage of Wessex.
THE WESSEX CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION is an all party group that is forwarding the exciting plans of all the people of WESSEX to have their own parliament, with powers equal to those of Scotland.
www.chard.ic24.net /chardpics.html   (1287 words)

 Wessex Inc. Manufactures Thermal Protective Coatings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wessex Inc. has teamed with ANH Refractories (AP Green, North American Refractories, and Harbison Walker) and Thorpe Corporation for the sale and distribution of Emisshield™ Products in these specific applications.
Wessex, Inc. has joined efforts with Ventech Industries of Eliot, ME to form Dynacote LCC.
Wessex Incorporated, founded in 1999, is a privately held company.
www.wessexinc.com   (425 words)

 Wessex Cancer Trust
Wessex Cancer Trust is the home of the Skin Cancer Information Network, the UK's only specialist Skin Cancer helpline and advice centre.
Wessex Cancer Trust respects your right to confidentiality and privacy and will not attempt to find out any personal information.
Wessex Cancer is entirely publicly funded and is dependent on donations to carry out its work.
www.wessexcancer.org   (228 words)

 Hardy and the Creation of Wessex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This term, Wessex, has become so common and been so closely associated with Thomas Hardy's works, that we can easily forget that Hardy invented the term--or at least resurrected the term from centuries of obscurity.
He claims that the chief purpose behind "Wessex" was to "lend unity" to the "series of novels" which he projected.
It turns out that while Wessex may be "far from the madding crowd," it is neither so innocent nor so peaceful as we may wish it to be.
www.gettysburg.edu /academics/english/hardy/land/wessex.html   (907 words)

 Wessex Metrology
Wessex Metrology specialises in designing, providing and supporting innovative yet competitive engineering measurement solutions created from world-leading metrology instrumentation and systems.
At the heart of Wessex Metrology is a carefully selected portfolio of world-class precision instrument manufacturers and system builders backed by extensive engineering knowledge and a total commitment to customer service.
From high quality fixed limit and electromechanical gauging, master gears and splines to complete optical and mechanical CMM systems, Wessex Metrology is your single source for measuring solutions.
www.wessexmetrology.com   (102 words)

 Wessex Park & Leisure Homes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wessex is an established name in park home living and leisure lodges, offering a pedigree that has been established for over forty years.
With continual commitment to provide quality and style, all Wessex homes benefit from experienced craftsmen who take pride and satisfaction in producing a first class product at the Okeford Fitzpaine manufacturing facility.
From a diverse array of external features and styles there is an equally appealing and wide choice of furnishings and fixtures to satisfy the most discerning of demands.
www.wessexparkhomes.co.uk   (152 words)

 Wessex Aerospace is a supplier of aircraft parts to the aviation industry, with extensive experience in the support of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wessex Aerospace is a supplier of aircraft parts to the aviation industry, with extensive experience in the support of airlines and air forces worldwide.
Wessex Aerospace Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Air Seychelles under which Wessex Aerospace will take control of the Air Seychelles B767-200ER surplus stock.
Wessex Aerospace are located in the village of Ringmer on The Broyle just west of the East Sussex Gliding Club.
www.wessex-aero.com /home.html   (372 words)

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