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Athelney is located between the villages of Burrowbridge and East Lyng in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, England. The area is known as the Isle of Athelney, because it was once a very low isolated island in the 'very great swampy and impassable marshes' of the Somerset Levels. Much of the Levels are below the level of high tide. They are now drained for agricultural use during the summer, but are regularly flooded in the winter.

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Google previewWinter Fruit (2015)

English Drama, 1642-1660 by Dale B.J. Randall

(Though we should not expect too many parallels when an old story is concerned , Athelney is a real place in Somersetshire, long famous as Alfred's retreat in 878- 79, and a reader may be struck by the fact that in desperate times King Charles, ...

Google previewSpellbound (2007)

The Surprising Origins and Astonishing Secrets of English Spelling by James Essinger

Athelney is a small village that in the past was surrounded by marshland. An object was found in the ground. It is nearly three inches long, made offiligree gold , and has a rock crystal covering. What is especially intriguing about it is that the ...

Google previewThomas Hardy (2016)

A Textual Study of the Short Stories by Martin Ray

Athelney is a viJlage north-east of Taunton in Somerset, and Hardy does not appear to have used the name elsewhere. Kristin Brady makes the interesting observation that the title is ironic, seeing it as appropriate that 'those women who place ...

Google previewKing Alfred's Jewel (2014)

Poetry of the Imagination and Imaginative Photography by David Hamilton

Much is below sea level and the marshes are drained for farmland, but flood in Winterwhen Athelney is an island again – with tidal flows. We weretoilers Of the swamps. But Utopians stopped the dredging so birds could paddle and Flooded ...

Google previewKing Devil (2017)

by Charlotte MacLeod

Athelney is a perfect.

Google previewThe Domesday Geography of South-West England (1967)

by H. C. Darby, Rex Welldon Finn

is 1 Athelney is a pre-Domesday name, but no manor of Athelney ...

Google previewA New And Authentic History of England (1777)

From The Most Remote Period Of Genuine Historical Evidence, To The Present Important Crisis: Containing An Interesting Chronicle Of The Monarchs; And An Accurate Chronological Account of the Remarkable Events, and Singular Occurrences, that Have Happened In, Or Have Any Relation To, This Kingdom: ... Including Every Particular Circumstance Worthy of Observation in the Annals of the British Empire. With an Estimate of the Customs and Manners of the Times, and the State of the Nation, for the Space of Near Two Thousand Years by William Augustus Russel

_ + Athelney is a small island, or rather Pemnsula formed by the conflux of the rivers Then: and Patre', and situated near Taunton in Somersetshire. It does not contain above two acres os solid ground, and in Alfred's time was covered with ...

Google previewThe General Biographical Dictionary Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons; ... a New Ed. by Alex. Chalmers (1815)

by Alexander Chalmers

Athelney. in Somersetshire, being king Ælfred the Great's Amulet.” 8. “Belgium Britannicum;” 540. M.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

is a rising spot of ground in the county of Somerset in England, surrounded by the river Thone, over which is a bridge, now called Athelney bridge. This spot, which was anciently environed with impassable marslics and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film (2000)

Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young

Athelney Jones), Mme. D'Esterre ( Mrs. Hudson) D & SCR: Maurice Elvey, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story Standard thriller: Convict gains revenge on cheating partners The Sign of Four 1932, ...

Google previewA New Law Dictionary and Glossary (1850)

Containing Full Definitions of the Principal Terms of the Common and Civil Law : Together with Translations and Explanations of the Various Technical Phrases in Different Languages, Occurring in the Ancient and Modern Reports, and Standard Treatises, Embracing Also All the Principal Common and Civil Law Maxims : Compiled on the Basis of Spelman's Glossary, and Adapted to the Jurisprudence of the United States : with Copious Illustrations, Critical and Historical by Alexander Mansfield Burrill

Athelney in Somersetshire. Ad- Lapidem.

Google previewA Law Dictionary, Or, The Interpreter of Words and Terms, (1708)

Used Either in the Common Or Statute Laws of that Part of Great Britain, Call'd England; and in Tenures and Jocular Customs

Adelingia, Athelney in Somersetshire. Ad-Lapidem, Stoneham inhampshire, near Redbridge. Ad-murum, Waltown, Ad-pontem, * Pawnton in Lincolnshire. *::::: o, Bardseysslandbetwixt Vales Andium, and Ireland. Adurni portus, Ederington in ...

Google previewChamber's Encyclopedia: A dictionary of universal knowledge for the people (1886)

ATHELNEY— ATHENS. ATHENS. ATHENS. ATHENS-ATHEMNfi. of A. though they did not deny the existence of a divinity, but only rejected the common notions of a plurality of gods. And in the Christian Church, after the doctrine of the Trinity ...

Google previewA Geographical Dictionary of Milton (1919)

by Allan H. Gilbert

(See also Athelney.) A place near Athelney. ( Chronicle 878.) Auran. P. L. 4. 211. (See also Eden.) Auranit's in Babylonia on the Euphrates, given, for example, on the map of Bochart.

Google previewChambers' Encyclopaedia (1874)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ...

ATHELNEY— ATHENS. ATHENS. ATHENS. of A. though they did not deny the existence of a divinity, but only rejected the common notions of a plurality of gods. And in the Christian Church, after the doctrine of the Trinity had been fixed and ...

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