Chapter 3, Character of Egbert

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 3, 827 AD to 857 AD – Egbert

The power of Wessex was established over the other states only after repeated conflicts, and its king, Egbert, succeeded in attaining the supremacy in 827. He did not assume the title of king of England, as has been alleged by some historians, nor did not retain his position as virtual lord paramount without much trouble and many conflicts, but he was a man possessed of great prudence, as well as of great energy, and knew how to bide his time and wait for the course of events, as also when to strike a signal blow that should paralyse his enemies with Read More >>>

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