adjective see burgh

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  • Burghal — Burgh al, a. Belonging to a burgh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burghal — burgh·al …   English syllables

  • burghal — ˈbərgəl adjective : of or relating to a burgh or municipal corporation : urban …   Useful english dictionary

  • Burghal Hidage — The Burghal Hidage is an Anglo Saxon document providing a list of Wessex s fortified burhs. It offers an unusually detailed picture of the network of burhs that Alfred the Great designed to defend his kingdom from the predations of Viking… …   Wikipedia

  • Burghal Hidage — Als Burghal Hidage werden sieben Dokumente bezeichnet, in denen die angelsächsischen Befestigungen zur Abwehr der Wikinger an der Wende vom 9. zum 10. Jahrhundert aufgelistet sind. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichtlicher Hintergrund und Inhalt 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Burghal Hidage — Document drawn up in the reign of Edward the Elder, c.916, which listed each *burh fortified against the Danish *Viking armies. It was also a war plan, setting out arrangements for their defence. Cf. Domesday Book …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • burghal-penny — …   Useful english dictionary

  • burgh — burghal /berr geuhl/, adj. /berrg/; Scot. /burdd oh, burdd euh/, n. 1. (in Scotland) an incorporated town having its own charter and some degree of political independence from the surrounding area. 2. Archaic. borough. [1350 1400; late ME… …   Universalium

  • History of borough status in England and Wales — Borough is a term for an historic unit of lower tier local government in England and Wales. The ancient boroughs covered only important towns and were established by charters granted at different times by the monarchy. Their history is largely… …   Wikipedia

  • Wessex — West Saxon redirects here. For other meanings of Wessex or West Saxon see Wessex (disambiguation). Infobox Former Country native name = conventional long name = Kingdom of Wessex common name = Wessex continent = Europe region = British Isles… …   Wikipedia

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