Horsa, according to tradition, was a fifth century warrior and brother of Hengest who took part in the invasion and conquest of Britain from its native Romano-British and Celtic inhabitants. The 5th century is the period from 401 to 500 in accordance with the Julian calendar in Anno Domini / Common Era. See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands Romano-British culture is that of the Romanized Britons under the Roman Empire and later the Western Roman Empire, and of those exposed to Roman culture in the years Celts (ˈkɛlts or /ˈsɛlts/, see Names of the Celts It is often said that his name is Anglo-Saxon for "stud", but this is not quite accurate; the Anglo-Saxon for "horse" is hors (genitive horses). In Grammar, the genitive case or possessive case (also called the second case) is the case that marks a Noun as modifying another His name Horsa (genitive Horsan) looks like a hypocoristic (pet-name) form for a compound word name whose first component is Hors-. A hypocoristic, hypocorism, or hypochorisma (from Greek el ὑποκορίζεσθαι el-Latn hypokorizesthai, "to use child-talk" Bede, the providing the earliest reference known to Horse, mentions a stone existed that recorded his name. Bede (ˈbiːd (also Saint Bede, the Venerable Bede, or (from Latin Beda (beda (c Legend has it that Horsa was buried at Horsted, an area between Chatham in Kent and Bluebell Hill, on the road towards Maidstone. Maidstone is the County town of Kent, England, south-east of London.
Her Hengest ⁊ Horsa fuhton wiþ Wyrtgeorne þam cyninge, in þære stowe þe is gecueden Agælesþrep, ⁊ his broþur Horsan man ofslog; ⁊ æfter þam Hengest feng to rice ⁊ Æsc his sunu. The Battle of Aylesford or Epsford or Aegelesthrep was fought in 455 AD between Saxon invaders and the native Romano-Britons near Aylesford in the English The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of Annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons. Events By Place Western Roman Empire March 16 — Valentinian III is murdered by former soldiers of Aëtius, in revenge
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Here Hengest and Horsa fought against King Vortigern in the place that is called Aylesford, and his brother Horsa was killed, and after that Hengest and his son Æsc took the kingdom. Vortigern (ˈvɔrtɨɡɝːn also spelled Vortiger and Vortigen and in Welsh Gwrtheyrn was a 5th century warlord in Britain, a leading ruler among Aylesford is a large village on the River Medway in Kent, 4 miles NW of Maidstone in England. Oisc (alternately Oeric, Aesc or Esc) was an early King of Kent who ruled from about 488 to about 516
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