Wessex meaning

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A region and ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom of southern England. Founded by the descendants of Saxons who settled in Britain in the fifth century, Wessex became part of the unified kingdom of England in the tenth century.
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Former Anglo-Saxon kingdom in S England.
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Corresponding section in modern England, chiefly in Dorsetshire, as the locale of Hardy's novels.
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