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By Crusader1307

A 9th Century AD Anglo-Saxon term – ''Bretwalda'' was a Title often given to Rulers of multiple Kingdoms – and not necessarily a King or related Monarch. Bretwalda is more consistent with the related Title of ''Overlord''. The Term was first recorded in The ''Anglo-Saxon Chronicles''. Later. the ''Bretwalda'' titling was reserved to Rulers of Britain only (as regulated by The Line of William The Conqueror). It was also used by The Northumbrian Kings, in much the same way. King Aethlestan of Wessex was the last known to use The Bretwalda Title.