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THE

SAXONS IN ENGLAND.

A HISTORY OF

THE ENGLISH COMMONWEALTH

TILL THE PERIOD OF

THE NORMAN CONQUEST.

BY

JOHN MITCHELL KEMBLE, M.A., F.C.P.S.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AT MUNICH, AND OF THE ROYAL
ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AT BERLIN,

FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF HISTORY IN STOCKHOLM, AND OF THE
ROYAL SOCIETY OF HISTORY IN COPENHAGEN,
ETC. ETC. ETC.

"Nobilis et strenua, iuxtaque dotem naturae sagacissima gens Saxonum, ab antiquis etiam
scriptoribus memorata."

VOLUME I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

1849.

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TO

THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY,

THIS HISTORY

OF THE PRINCIPLES WHICH HAVE GIVEN HER EMPIRE

ITS PREEMINENCE

AMONG THE NATIONS OF EUROPE,

IS,

WITH HER GRACIOUS PERMISSION,

INSCRIBED BY

THE MOST HUMBLE AND DEVOTED

OF HER SERVANTS.

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