noun, plural hep·tar·chies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM heptarchyheptarch, hep·tar·chist, nounhep·tar·chic, hep·tar·chi·cal, hep·tar·chal, adjective
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How to use heptarchy in a sentence
Palgrave inclines to think that London never formed part of any kingdom of the Heptarchy.
The Danish invaders expected to set kingdom against kingdom throughout the Heptarchy, and subject them all to the sceptre of Odin.Legends of the Saxon Saints|Aubrey de Vere
It, in conjunction with the Humber, divided Northumbria from Mercia during the heptarchy.
Woden is claimed by the early Angle and Saxon kings of the heptarchy as their common ancestor.
Bede was a Northumbrian priest in the time of the Heptarchy.King Arthur in Cornwall|W. Howship (William Howship) Dickinson
British Dictionary definitions for heptarchy
noun plural -chies
- the seven kingdoms into which Anglo-Saxon England is thought to have been divided from about the 7th to the 9th centuries ad : Kent, East Anglia, Essex, Sussex, Wessex, Mercia, and Northumbria
- the period when this grouping existed