English countryside in the county of Essex.
Essex definition by Webster's New World
Essex, 2d Earl of (Robert Devereux) 1566-1601; Eng. soldier & courtier: executed for treason
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- former Anglo-Saxon kingdom in E England
- county in SE England, on the North Sea: 1,419 sq mi (3,675 sq km); pop. 1,529,000
Essex definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A historical region and Anglo-Saxon kingdom of southeast England. Probably settled by Saxons in the early sixth century, the kingdom was long dominated by Mercia and later by Wessex before and after its inclusion in the Danelaw territories from 886 to 917. There are important Roman and Saxon remains in the area.
- An unincorporated community of northeast Maryland, a manufacturing suburb of Baltimore. Population: 39,000.
, Second Earl of
See Robert Devereux.