ⓘ Waeclingas

                                     

ⓘ Waeclingas

The Waeclingas were a tribe or clan of Anglo-Saxon England. Their territory or regio was based in the modern city of St Albans, whose name is recorded as Wæclingaceaster in the writings of Bede in the early 8th century, and in an early 10th century Anglo-Saxon charter. Before the territory came under Mercian control around 660 it may have formed part of the province of the Middle Saxons, or it may have fallen under the influence of the Kingdom of Essex – neither is certain.

The name of the tribe derives from the personal name, which means "people Wæcla ". The tribe gave the name of Watling street, the former Roman road from London to St Albans. The small town of Watlington in South Oxfordshire is also said to derive its name from Waeclingas.

Tribal areas Waeclingas, perhaps, to the territory of the municipality in Verulamium, a Roman-British town which preceded St Albans. Along with Brahhingas and Hicce in Waeclingas was one of the most important tribes of the region that would later become the County of Hertfordshire and its territory will develop some structures that will form countys administrative framework.

                                     
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  • road and had no particular association with urban thoroughfares. The Waeclingas people of Waecla were a tribe in the St Albans area in the early medieval