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Picts(Encyclopedia)Picts, ancient inhabitants of central and N Scotland, of uncertain origin. First mentioned (AD 297) by the Roman writer Eumenius as northern invaders of Roman Britain, they were probably descendants o...
Vortigern(Encyclopedia)Vortigern vôr´tgrn [key], 5th cent., tribal king of Britons in Wales and S England. Tradition transmitted by Bede says that Vortigern invited the Germanic leaders Hengist and Horsa to Kent to he...
Theodosius(Encyclopedia)Theodosius, d. 376, Roman general under Valentinian I. He defeated (368–69) the Picts and Scots in Britain and the Alemanni in Gaul (369). He suppressed (372–74) a Berber uprising in N Africa, but...
Kenneth II(Encyclopedia)Kenneth II, d. 995, Scottish king (971–995). The son of Malcolm I (reigned 943–54), he became king of the united Picts and Scots in 971 and immediately led a savage raid on the British in Northumb...
Hengist and Horsa(Encyclopedia)Hengist and Horsa hng´gst, hôr´s [key], names of two brothers who, according to tradition, led the Jutish invasion of Britain and founded the kingdom of Kent. Hengist would more properly be w...
Cuthbert, Saint(Encyclopedia)Cuthbert, Saint kth´brt [key], c.AD 635–AD 687, Celtic monk, bishop at Lindisfarne (685–86). He spent some time in the monastery at Ripon. When St. Wilfrid introduced the Roman computation of...
Stamford(Encyclopedia)Stamford, town (1991 pop. 18,127), in the Parts of Kesteven, Lincolnshire, E central England, on the Welland River. It is a market town. Products include diesel engines, electrical equipment, bricks, ...
Wichita(Encyclopedia)Wichita wch´tô [key], Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Caddoan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). They formerly occupied central Kan...
Kent, kingdom of(Encyclopedia)Kent, kingdom of, one of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England. It was settled in the mid-5th cent. by aggressive bands of people called Jutes (see Anglo-Saxons). Historians are in dispute over the auth...
York(Encyclopedia)York, city and unitary authority (2011 pop. 198,051), N England, at the confluence of the Ouse and Foss rivers. It is located at the historical junction of the three ridings of Yorkshire. York, a rail...
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