Part of Cerdic's West Saxon kingdom, commonly identified as Hampshire and Somerset in southern England.
Anglo-Saxon region of southern England that extended from the Channel to the river Thames.
a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England that became the most powerful English kingdom by the 10th century
Wessex was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy) that preceded the Kingdom of England. It was named after the West Saxons and was situated in the south and southwest of England. It existed as a kingdom from the 6th century until the emergence of the English state in the 9th century, and as an earldom between 1016 and 1066.