(Greek for seven governments). The Saxon Heptarchy
is the division of England into seven parts, each of which had a
separate ruler: as Kent, Sussex, Wessex, Essex, East Anglia, Mercia,
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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