Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Heptarchy is applied as a collective term to the seven kingdoms supposed to have existed in England in Anglo-Saxon times before the final supremacy of Wessex. In reality there were many more than seven kings and kinglets, but Wessex, Sussex, Kent, East Anglia, Mercia, and Northumbria became at one time or another more powerful than any of the others.

“Are you dejected? here is comfort. Are you sinful? here is righteousness. Are you led away with present enjoyments? here you have honours, and pleasures, and all in Christ Jesus. You have a right to common pleasures that others have, and besides them you have interest in others that are everlasting, that shall never fail; so that there is nothing that is dejecting and abasing in man, but there is comfort for it in Christ Jesus.”
–Richard Sibbes, Description of Christ