Knights of the Realm
Aelle, King of Sussex
Ælle is the bretwalda, reigning king among the many Saxon tribes that have settled in Britain. His personal land is Sussex. He has boasted that he will take over all of Britain, and has fought many battles against King Uther. Migrants coming from the continent are continually reinforcing him, although other Saxon immigrants instead ally with his rival Saxon kings.
Son number: 1
Homeland: Salisbury, Logres
Liege Lord: -
Current Class: Squire
Current Home: Manor, … hundred
Distinctive features: describe
King Ælle is a vigorous king, popular with his people and successful in war. He has led them from miserable conditions on the continent to conquer
and enslave the natives of Britain and to establish good farms. Other Saxons are continually coming from overseas to this easy land. Ælle is generous to his people, brave and successful in battle.
Forms of address
Derogatory: Saxon dog
Colloquial name: Sussex
Formal: Bretwalda, King of Sussex
3 sons: Cymen and Wlencing and Cissa
- 477: Lands in southern Britain with a large army and takes over the area. Many of the peasants fl ee, but others are captured and enslaved. Ælle
renames the land South Saxony, or Sussex. Defeats Aurelius Ambrosius in battle.
- 478: Raids Salisbury