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Saxon Kingdom in the South

  • The modern counties of Sussex were a kingdom in the Dark Ages. Traditionally, it  was settled by Saxons from North-West Germany.
  • The name Sussex means 'Land of the South Saxons'.
  • The first king was a man named Aelle. He lived in the late 5th century.
  • The kings probably lived at Chichester. Their Royal monastery was possibly at Steyning.
  • The kings often shared their kingdom between brothers or other relatives.
  • Not much is known about the Sussex kings. The most famous was the first king, Aelle.


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