Starting Population 87 % of Worldwide 0.3%
Population Starting Income 1,411 % of Worldwide 0.2%
Income Starting GDP 20,169 % of Worldwide GDP 0.3% Starting Surplus 129 % of Worldwide 0.4%
Surplus 5 fiefs in province Overlord: de Bohun (101)
Comments: Essex is a shire in eastern England just northeast of London, on the coast of the North Sea. Originally the home of the Trinovantes, it has had a stormy history. One of the earliest regions to be brought under Roman control, it was also one of the earliest to be lost to the invading Saxons, who were well established by the end of the 5th century. For a time a separate kingdom, Essex was incorporated into Mercia by King Offa in the 7th century, and into Wessex by Egbert in the 8th, but was later incorporated in the Danelaw, forming for a time Gunthrum's Kingdom. Not until 914 was the entire province definitively incorporated into England. Essex is part of the Archiepiscopal province of Canterbury . Blessed with several fine ports, Essex has some industry related to shipping, and produces a variety of agricultural products as well.