England is Old @ Meleah Reardon Photography

England is Old

I’ll never cease to be amazed by the sheer oldness of this country!  I drove past church the other night on my way home from a friend’s house. It was built in the 13th century! It’s located in Fornham All Saints, just outside Bury St Edmunds, a small village that once hosted a very important battle in ancient Britain. This area was once known as the Kingdom of East Anglia, but ceased to be an independent kingdom when the Vikings defeated the East Anglians in battle. The exiled Æthelwold of Wessex induced the East Anglian Danes to wage a disastrous war on his cousin King Edward the Elder. The final battle took place in this small village, and East Anglia was forced to submit to Edward. As a result, East Anglia was incorporated into the kingdom of England

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