Early Britain eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 175 pages of information about Early Britain.

Caedmon the poet, 103;
  his epic, 209

Cerdic the Briton, 31, 67

Cerdic the West Saxon, 24, 31

Chester, battle of, 58

Chronicle, English, 63;
  its origin and nature, 216;
  quoted, passim

Clans, 8, 43;
  meanings of their names, 80;
  occurrence in different shires, 81

Cnut, 169

Coifi the priest, 89

Count of the Saxon Shore, 22

Cuthberht of Lindisfarne, 97

Cuthwine of Wessex, 51

Cuthwulf of Wessex, 50

Cynewulf the poet, 214

Cynewulf of Wessex, 119

Danish invasions, 123 et seq.

Dawkins, Prof.  Boyd, 2

Deira settled, 34

Deorham, battle of, 51

Dunstan, 147

Eadgar of Wessex, 147

Eadmund of East Anglia, 130

Eadward (the Elder), 141

Eadward (the Confessor), 170

Eadwine of Northumbria, 63;
  converted, 88

East Anglia colonised, 36;
  conquered by Danes, 130

Ecgberht of Wessex, 120

Elmet, 35;
  conquered by English, 67

English (or Anglians), 5;
  their language, see Anglo-Saxons

English Chronicle, see Chronicle, English

Essex colonised, 36

Felix converts East Anglia, 96

Freeman, Dr. E.A., 57, 64, 65, 69, and passim

Frisians, 5;
  as slave merchants, 75;
  ships, 123;
  employed by AElfred, 139

Germanic race, 4

Gewissas, 37

Gildas, 28, 47;
  his book, 60

Gregory the Great sends mission to England, 85

Grimm’s Law, 175

Guthrum the Dane, 137

Gyrwas, 49

Haesten the pirate, 138, 141

Harold, 170

Hastings, battle of, 171

Heathendom, 16, 71

Hengest, 28

Horsa, 28

Huxley, Prof., on English Ethnography, 5

Hyring, king of Bernicia, 33

Ida of Northumbria, 25, 32; his pedigree, 46

Iona, 93

Jutes, 5;
  settle in Kent, 23, 28;
  in the Isle of Wight, 24, 37;
  in Northumbria, 32

Kemble, on British in towns, 65; on Celtic personal names in England, 66

Kent, settled by Jutes, 23, 28;
  converted, 85

Lincolnshire colonised, 35; converted, 91

Lindisfarne, 95

Loidis, 35

London, 37, 158

Lothian, originally English, 35;
  unconquered by Danes, 135;
  granted to king of Scots, 149

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