Here's your answer in a nutshell:
> I repeat something I asked in a previous message:
>Nothing remains of the Anlog-Saxon heptarchy? I know very little about
>the Anglo-Saxon matter after the Historia Regum Brittaniae.
The Danes destroyed the heptarchy when they invaded and settled in the
9th-10th C's. Of the Saxon kingdoms, only Wessex survived, and under the
auspices of Alfred the Great (whose bibliography was written by a
Welshman, Asser), Wessex turned the tide and under a succession of fairly
successful kings, averted the threat and became the power in England. If
you can ever find HR Loyn's "Anglo Saxon England and the Norman
Conquest", this is a wonderful book and explains things in detail.
I'll come back to the rest at another time, as I need to get back to
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