22 EARLY HISTORY OF BRIGHTON.
origin ; for it is said, the Saxons invaded it in the fifth century, and afterwards settled here. It is said, also, that it took its name from Brighthelm, a Saxon chief, to whom Ella, the invader, gave the place. Many years afterwards it was possessed by the family of Godwin, earl of Kent, and from him it descended to his son Harold."
" Ah ! poor king Harold," said Lewis, " I recollect he was killed in the battle of Hastings, while he was fighting against William the Conqueror. I think I shall write something about that famous battle."
Edward thought it would be well to do so, because the battle was fought on that very coast, and because Brighton changed masters in