Died a.d. 488; Jute chief; with his brother Horsa (died 455), he is reputed to have led the first Germanic invasion of England & to have founded the kingdom of Kent.
Hengist Sentence Examples
449 or 450 the invaders settled in Britain, and in 457 Hengist and Aesc fought against the Britons at Crayford, driving them out of Kent.
The neighbouring Pegwell Bay, famed for its shrimps, is supposed to have been the scene of the landing of Hengist and Horsa, and at Cliff's End (Ebbs Fleet) a monolithic cross marks the landing-place of St Augustine in 596.
Its origin is unknown, but some connect it with Roman days and others with the Saxon Hengist.
Stonehenge was first mentioned by Nennius in the 9th century, who asserts that it was erected in commemoration of the 400 nobles who were treacherously slain near the spot by Hengist in 472.
HENGIST The consumer has been here; she's gone, she's lost, In glowing cinders now lie all my joys!