: a hypothetical confederacy of seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of the seventh and eighth centuries
Examples of heptarchy in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe United States is made up of fifty states instead of a heptarchy of feuding kings.
Matt Ford, The New Republic, 19 Apr. 2021
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