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Meaning County % Correct
Territory of the east SaxonsEssex
74.6%
The, er, west middle lands. That's all.West Midlands
67.2%
District of the ford used by oxenOxfordshire
65%
Territory of the south SaxonsSussex
64.3%
District of Bieda's fordBedfordshire
52.6%
Territory of the peninsula peopleCornwall
52.1%
Territory of the northern peopleNorfolk
50.4%
Territory north of the River HumberNorthumberland
48.4%
Territory of the southern peopleSuffolk
46.5%
Summer farmSomerset
45.9%
Territory of the Cantiaci tribeKent
39%
District of Bucca's meadowBuckinghamshire
37.2%
Eight-sided island or place of divisionIsle of Wight
32.4%
Southern districtSurrey
31.4%
Territory of the Dumnonii tribeDevon
29.9%
District of Wæring's villageWarwickshire
29.6%
Rota's territoryRutland
29.5%
District of the bridge over the River GrantaCambridgeshire
29.3%
District of the willow tree farmWiltshire
28.8%
District of the ford used by stagsHertfordshire
28.4%
District of the northern home farmNorthamptonshire
26.8%
District of Snot's meadowNottinghamshire
25.1%
Meaning County % Correct
District of the Roman city of the Ligore tribeLeicestershire
24.2%
District of the Roman fort on the River Lune (pure river)Lancashire
21.7%
District of the deer village (Norse/Gaelic), or maybe of the valley of oaksDerbyshire
21.1%
District of the Roman town of the Weogora tribeWorcestershire
20.5%
District of the home townHampshire
19.8%
Bearroc, a forest of box trees (perhaps on a hill)Berkshire
19.7%
Nobody really knows but, perhaps the marsh fort city or city on the boat riverGreater London
18.6%
District of the ford used by the armyHerefordshire
18.6%
Land between two named riversTyne and Wear
18.4%
District of the Roman city (of legions)Cheshire
18.3%
District of the yew trees (Brythonic) or boar (Old English/Norse)Yorkshire
17.7%
Perhaps from a place with fist-sized stones or the Durotriges tribeDorset
15.8%
District of the ford by the landing placeStaffordshire
14.4%
District of the fort near the scrub-landShropshire
12%
Land of the Brythonic countrymenCumbria
11.8%
Roman town at breast or mother hillGreater Manchester
11.6%
Beside the boundary riverMerseyside
11.5%
District of the Roman colony by the poolLincolnshire
10.3%
District of the bright placeGloucestershire
9.5%
District of the island with a hillCounty Durham
8.8%
The place of the bridge (Old English)Bristol
8.5%

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