Wessex

[ wes-iks ]
/ ˈwɛs ɪks /

noun

(in the Middle Ages) a kingdom, later an earldom, in S England. Capital: Winchester.
the fictional setting of the novels of Thomas Hardy, principally identifiable with Dorsetshire.

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British Dictionary definitions for Wessex (1 of 2)

Wessex1
/ (ˈwɛsɪks) /

noun

an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in S and SW England that became the most powerful English kingdom by the 10th century a.d
  1. (in Thomas Hardy's works) the southwestern counties of England, esp Dorset
  2. (as modifier)Wessex Poems

British Dictionary definitions for Wessex (2 of 2)

Wessex2

noun

Earl of Wessex See Edward (def. 2)
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