Meaning of Wessex

Wes•sex

Pronunciation: (wes'iks), [key]
— n.
  1. (in the Middle Ages) a kingdom, later an earldom, in S England. Cap.: Winchester. See map under
  2. the fictional setting of the novels of Thomas Hardy, principally identifiable with Dorsetshire.
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