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East Anglia

noun
1.
an early English kingdom in SE Britain: modern Norfolk and Suffolk.
Related forms
East Anglian, adjective, noun
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  • Much such a man, perhaps a descendant, travelled East Anglia about 1866.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • There is necessarily some difference of opinion as to what constitutes East Anglia.

    Immortal Memories Clement Shorter
  • I have said that East Anglia is the country of great letter writers.

    Immortal Memories Clement Shorter
  • And one will notice that Dickens is much in evidence in East Anglia.

    In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • Universally used throughout Essex, as in all East Anglia, for ‘it.’

    A Floating Home Cyril Ionides
  • They dealt with it as they had already done with Deira and East Anglia.

    A History of England

    Charles Oman
  • Cantua has no power now, and East Anglia is held by Guthrun for me.

    Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman
  • Indeed it is in East Anglia that I have most especially watched the dabchick.

    The Ornithology of Shakespeare James Edmund Harting
British Dictionary definitions for East Anglia

East Anglia

noun
1.
a region of E England south of the Wash: consists of Norfolk and Suffolk, and parts of Essex and Cambridgeshire
2.
an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that consisted of Norfolk and Suffolk in the 6th century ad; became a dependency of Mercia in the 8th century
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