East-anglia meaning

A region and Anglo-Saxon kingdom of eastern England. Settled by Angles in the late fifth century ad , it was a powerful kingdom by the late sixth century but became a dependency of Mercia for long periods after 650. The Danes controlled the region from 886 to 917, after which it became an English earldom.
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(place) Former Anglo-Saxon kingdom in E England.
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(place) Corresponding section in modern England, chiefly comprising the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.
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The area of eastern England occupied by Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Cambridgeshire.
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Origin of east-anglia

  • east + Anglia (the area occupied by the Angles)

    From Wiktionary