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The Battle of Deorham occurred in 577 between the West Saxons and the Britons. Deorham is usually taken to refer to Dyrham in South Gloucestershire, England. Events The Anglo-Saxons under Ceawlin of Wessex defeat the British (Welsh) at the Battle of Deorham. ... Map of the British Isles circa 802 Wessex was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy) that preceded the Kingdom of England. ... Brython and Brythonic are terms which refer to indigenous, pre-Roman, Celtic speaking inhabitants of most of the island of Great Britain, and their cultures and languages, the Brythonic languages. ... Dyrham is a village in Gloucestershire, England. ... South Gloucestershire is a local government area in South West England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the Queen England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2007 estimate 50...


The battle was promptly followed by the Saxon occupation of three cities: Cirencester (Corinium), probably a provincial capital in the Roman period; Gloucester (Glevum), a former legionary fortress and a colonia; and Bath (Aquae Sulis), a renowned pagan religious centre and spa-city. The remains of many villas are found in the vicinity of these cities, implying that the area was wealthy as well as relatively sophisticated: it must be inferred that this Saxon advance was a significant blow to the Britons. Cirencester is a market town in Gloucestershire, England, 93 miles (150 km) west northwest of London. ... Corinium is the name of the Roman town that stood on the site that is now occupied by the town of Cirencester. ... Gloucester (pronounced ) is a city and district in the English county of Gloucestershire, close to the Welsh border. ... Gloucester (pronounced ) is a city in south-west England, close to the Welsh border. ... A colonia was a Roman outpost, usually established by veterans of a Roman Legion, who received land as a part of their retirement from the Legions. ... Bath is a city in South West England most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ... For alternate meanings see Bath (disambiguation) Palladian Pulteney Bridge and the weir at Bath Bath is a city in south-west England, most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ...


The battle is also considered by some to be decisive since it drove a land wedge between the Britons of what was to become Wales and those in the south-west peninsula. It has, however, been objected that, though the battle may have had an impact on large-scale movements, the passage of Welsh-speaking individuals was evidently not impossible, since a Welsh genealogy appears to record that, in the 7th century, the descendants of kings of Pengwern founded a dynasty in the Glastonbury region. It is not, of course, difficult to make such a journey by boat. In fact, archaeology suggests that, although the Anglo-Saxons quickly took over the Cirencester region after the battle, it took some time for them to colonize Bath and Gloucester. This article is about the country. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The 7th century is the period from 601 - 700 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... “King” redirects here. ... Pengwern is the name of a dark age kingdom that existed in what is now the West Midlands region of England. ... // For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation). ... Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset, England, situated at a dry spot on the Somerset Levels, 50km (31 miles) south of Bristol. ... Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from Greek: αρχαίος, archae, ancient; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... The famous parade helmet found at Sutton Hoo, probably belonging to King Raedwald of East Anglia circa 625. ...


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The Battle of Deorham occurred in 577 between the West Saxons and the Celts.
The battle is considered by some to be decisive since it drove a land wedge between the Celts of what is now (approximately) Wales and those occupying territory to the south-west, e.g.
However, passage through this area by Welsh-speaking individuals was not impossible: a genealogy of Welsh aristocrats notes that the descendants of kings who ruled in Powys founded a dynasty of rulers in the Glastonbury region in the eighth century.
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