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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. He is said to have died in battle in Kent, and a monument was raised in his memory. His name means horse in Old English.


Twin warriors are a common theme in folklore, and because our earliest witness to Horsa's existence, Bede, mentions a stone existed that recorded his name, recent scholars have speculated that his name came from an Roman inscription which was illegible except for part of the Latin word for cavalry -- cohort.


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Horsa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (137 words)
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.
He is said to have died during the Battle of Aylesford in Kent, and a monument was raised in his memory.
Twin warriors are a common theme in folklore, and because our earliest witness to Horsa's existence, Bede, mentions a stone existed that recorded his name, recent scholars have speculated that his name came from a Roman inscription which was illegible except for part of the Latin word for cavalry -- cohort.
Horsa - encyclopedia article about Horsa. (1165 words)
He is said to have died during the Battle of Aylesford 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 county of Kent.
It is recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as being a battle between the natives led by Vortigern and his sons and the Saxons led by Hengist and Horsa.
Airspeed Horsa The Airspeed AS.51 Horsa was a World War II troop-carrying glider built by the British company Airspeed Ltd and subcontractors and used for air assault by British and Allied armed forces.
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