Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for 'Historic counties of England': Anglo-Saxons England Normans Shire Enclave and exclave Furness Monmouthshire (historic) Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542 Historic counties of Wales Yorkshire Jutes County Durham Bishop of Durham County palatine Duke of Devonshire Berkshire Buckinghamshire Hampshire Northamptonshire Oxfordshire Shropshire Ordnance Survey Census Registrar General Celts Saxons List of counties of England by area in 1831 Local Government Act 1888 Reeve (England) Sheriff Assizes (England and Wales) Wessex Essex Kent Kingdom of Essex Kingdom of Kent Kingdom of Sussex Middle Saxons Middlesex Sussex Kingdom of East Anglia Southampton 1007 1017 Gloucestershire Winchcombeshire Dorchester, Dorset Dorset Somerset Somerton