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I heard a lecture by a local archaeologist a little while ago at which he expounded the theory that the meeting recorded on the village green at Dore is in the wrong place, and should be on the ridge above Ringinglow Road, overlooking Whirlow, at a place anciently called the Stowperstocke, which was regarded as part of Dore Moor. It's the hill near The Smeltings, where later there was a bole furnace.

This year(827) was the moon eclipsed, on mid-winter's mass-night; and King Egbert, in the course of the same year, conquered the Mercian kingdom, and all that is south of the Humber, being the eighth king who was sovereign of all the British dominions. Ella, king of the South-Saxons, was the first who possessed so large a territory; the second was Ceawlin, king of the West-Saxons: the third was Ethelbert, King of Kent; the fourth was Redwald, king of the East-Angles; the fifth was Edwin, king of the Northumbrians; the sixth was Oswald, who succeeded him; the seventh was Oswy, the brother of Oswald; the eighth was Egbert, king of the West-Saxons. This same Egbert led an army against the Northumbrians as far as Dore, where they met him, and offered terms of obedience and subjection, on the acceptance of which they returned home. (Anglo Saxon Chronicle)

That's what I was thinking of Bayleaf, not forgetting of course that Egbert has a school name after him in Dore (King Egberts), - any old ex- students from there become SH members yet?

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Dave, close...but no cigar! :rolleyes:

King Edward 'the Elder' (899-924, son of Alfred the Great and great grandson of Ecgbert) built upon the work of his mighty ancestors and secured the northern Mercian border (with Northumbria, or Deira and Bernicia) after he and his sister Aethelflaed, 'Lady of the Mercians' (died 918) had reconquered the Danelaw (a line roughly from London to Chester) from the vikings.

They built a string of defensive burhs (military forts) along the line of Yorkshire to Merseyside, and Edward also sought the submission of various kings and warlords at Dore (some say bakewell).

Edward's son, Athelstan (924-39), became 'Emperor of Britain', though the Scots deny he subdued them in addition to the Welsh, Northumbrians, Welsh and Cornish!

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Dave, close...but no cigar! :rolleyes:

OK, I was close, and fortunately I don't, and never have, smoked, so I am quite pleased that there are no cigars.

Never went to King Egberts school so never got the full story on this one.

But my wife went to Waltheof School and I know a fair bit about him.

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