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  Mercia - LoveToKnow 1911
MERCIA, one of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England.
Under these later kings Mercia seems to have extended from the Humber to the Thames, including London, though East Anglia was independent, and that part of Essex which corresponds to the modern county of that name had been annexed to Wessex after 825.
With this exception, `'Watling Street, the Ouse and the Lea, continued to be the boundary between Mercia and the Danish kingdom of East Anglia down to the death of "'Ethelred, between 910 and 912.
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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Earl Aethelred of Mercia
As Alfred reconquered the Danelaw, it was useful to place the heir to the divided Kingdom of Mercia in control of its former eastern region.
Aethelred was recorded as fighting many battles against the Welsh, and at one point Brochwael of Gwent appealed to Alfred for help against him.
Towards the end of his life, he allowed his wife Ethelfleda to exercise many of his powers, and when he died after the Battle of Tettenhall she succeeded him.
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 Aethelred of Mercia
For the later earl, see Earl Aethelred of Mercia.
In a battle on the banks of the Trent in 679, the king of Mercia was victorious and regained the province.
Aelfwine, the brother of Ecgfrith, was slain on this occasion, but at the intervention of Theodore, archbishop of Canterbury, Æthelred agreed to pay a weregild for the Northumbrian prince and so prevented further hostilities.
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 Archenfield Archaeology Ltd - Hereford in the 10th century
Mercia's defeat by the West Saxons under Egbert at Ellendun in 825 led to a brief period in 829 when it was subjugated.
By 873 the Danes appointed a Mercian thegn, Ceolwulf, as puppet king, and Mercia was partitioned.
Aethelred suffered from severe ill-health from around 900, and the effective rule of Mercia passed to Aethelflaed, the 'Lady of the Mercians'.
www.archenfield.com /history_ladymercians.htm   (551 words)

  
 reagenealogy - pafg59 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Aethelred II, "The Unready", King of England was born in 968.
Aethelred II, "The Unready", King of England [Parents] was born in 968.
Edwin of Mercia Earl of Mercia died in 1071.
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 Lucy of Mercia
Lucy's father was Earl of Mercia, Earl of East Anglia Aelfgar (The Saxon) of Mercia III and her mother was Aelfgifu.
Her paternal grandparents were Leofric (The Great) Mercia III and Godgifu of Coventry; her maternal grandparents were King Ethelred (The Unready) of England II and Eadgyth.
Earl of Mercia, Earl of East Anglia Aelfgar (The Saxon) of Mercia III
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 Mercia
Mercia's influence probably reached its zenith during the reign of Offa in the latter half of the 8th century.
To the north was the frontier between Mercia and Gwynedd, and to the south between Mercia and Ercing and Gwent.
In 903, the East Anglian Danes ransacked Mercia and northern Wessex, incited by the rebel Æthelwold, cousin of Edward (Alfred's son and successor).
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 Earl Aethelred of Mercia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Earl Aethelred of Mercia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
His title was "Lord of the Mercians", and although he retained many attributes of a king, he was subject to the power of his close ally Wessex.
Earl Aethelred of Mercia, 9th century births, 911 deaths and Mercian monarchs.
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 EARL AETHELRED OF MERCIA : Encyclopedia Entry
As Alfred reconquered the Danelaw, it was useful to place the heir to the divided Kingdom of Mercia in control of its former eastern region.
Aethelred was recorded as fighting many battles against the Welsh, and at one point Brochwael of Gwent appealed to Alfred for help against him.
Towards the end of his life, he allowed his wife Ethelfleda to exercise many of his powers, and when he died after the Battle of Tettenhall she succeeded him.
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 Timeline of Anglo Saxon England 978 AD-1066 AD
He and King Canute II of Denmark and Norway meet on the Isle of Alney near Deerhurst and agree to divide the kingdom: Canute holds the north and Edmund Wessex; Edmund is assassinated; Canute takes the throne as King Canute the Great of England.
- Sweyn, son of Earl Godwin of Wessex, attempts to marry Abbess Eadgifu of Leominster.
Earl Harold of Wessex begins a programme of building work at Waltham Abbey which includes the addition of a huge eastern crossing.
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 Ancestors of Cynthia ACKLEY Nunn
Ordgar Of Devon, son of Alypsius, Earl Of Devon and Unknown.
Aethelred Earl Of Mercia was born in 865 in Mercia, England and died in 912, at age 47.
Eadgifu (Edgiva) Of Meopham, daughter of Sigehelm, Earl Of Kent and Unknown.
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 Measham and the Mease Valley to 1300 AD
Mercia was Cearl, Penda is not known to have been related to Cearl.
earl of Chester the priory at Repton was developed and he was involved in the development of Coventry - being a patron of a Grey friars church.
Mercia and gave her charge of a number of nunneries which were either formed or founded by her.
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 Ethelfleda Information
She married Aethelred or Ethelred, later the ealdorman or earl of Mercia, in about 886, and had one daughter, Aelfwynn.
Ethelfleda married at the age of 15, and while travelling to Mercia for her wedding her band was attacked by the Danes in an attempt to kill her and so sabotage the alliance between Wessex and Mercia.
She was succeeded as ruler of Mercia by her brother, King Edward the Elder of Wessex.
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And this I have done for the sake of their godly prayers, and also because they have granted to me in perpetuity a certain portion of their land, that is to say, twelve hides at Stoke.
Aethelred, alderman, called together all the Mercian witan at Gloucester — bishops, aldermen, and all his magnates — and this he did with the leave and witness of King Alfred.
And there they took counsel how, in the sight both of God and of the world, they could most justly rule their people; and [how they] could right [the wrongs of] many men, whether clerical or lay, whether in the matter of their lands or of other things that had been withheld from them.
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 Anglo Saxon England Timeline
*The English recall Aethelred II the Unready as King on the death of King Sweyn Forkbeard; the latter's son, Canute (II), retreats to Denmark and turns his attention to annexing Norway.
*Sweyn, son of Earl Godwin of Wessex, attempts to marry Abbess Eadgifu of Leominster.
Earl Harold of Wessex begins a programme of building work at Waltham Abbey which includes the addition of a huge eastern crossing.
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 Measham and the Mease Valley to 1300 AD
However, it is safe to say that the heart of Mercia was the land of the Tomsaetians, that is the land of the lower Trent Valley, Anker, Tame and Mease.
Outer Mercia for no apparent reason other than they must have formed part of a coherent estate when the boundaries were finally drawn up.
He was made earl by the new king of England Cnute - however, Eadric didn't last for long and by the end of 1017 he was killed.
www.btinternet.com /~simonmarchini/History/mercian_history.htm   (3970 words)

  
 bulkeley
He was the son of Aethelred II the Redeless (Unready), King of England, and his wife Alfflaed.
Aethelred II the Redeless (Unready), King of England.
He was son of Edward the Elder, King of England, and his wife Eadgifu, daughter of Sigehelm, Earl of Kent.
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 EBK: Saxon Archaeology: Pershore Abbey, Worcestershire
The earliest date to which it is pushed back is AD 689, when a certain Oswald, joint-King of the Hwicce and nephew to Aethelred I of Mercia, founded it.
The Earl is said to have died miserably for such a crime.
Earl Odda, of "Odda's Chapel" fame, from Deerhurst, was a generous benefactor to this building and he was buried there in 1056.
www.earlybritishkingdoms.com /adversaries/archaeology/pershore01.html   (934 words)

  
 My Lines - Person Page 205
Burgred, King of Mercia was buried in the Church of St. Mary's, in the English Quarter, Rome, Italy.
     Earl Æthelred of Mercia was born circa 870.
She was the daughter of Godwin, Earl of Wessex and Gytha Thorkelsdóttir.
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 Earl Aethelred of Mercia
Earl Æthelred, of Mercia, was given control of London in 886 AD by King Alfred who was his brother-in-law.
As Alfred reconquered the Danelaw, it was useful to place the heir to the destroyed Kingdom of Mercia in control of his former area - it allowed the expansion of the Kingdom of Wessex to appear as a liberation of area conquered by the Danes.
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 Aethelred of Mercia - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Aethelred of Mercia
Aethelred of Mercia - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Aethelred of Mercia.
He then became abbot of Bardney, and, according to Eddius, recommended Wilfrid to Cenred upon his return from Rome.
The orginal Aethelred of Mercia article can be editet
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 AEthelred, II, Ealdorman and Earl of Mercia: CHESEBRO' Genealogy Family Files
Hwicce, Mercia, the land of the Tomsaetians, land of the lower Trent Valley, Anker, Tame and Mease
By 900 AEthelred and his wife were pursuing active policies of encirclement of the Danes in Anglo Danish Mercia.
Again, whether this was a political move or one which simple got rid of a rival to accession of Edward the elder is unclear.
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 El Notes
Referred to as among "the most illustrious of women", as she distracted Edwy (Eadwig) from his duties as King of Wessex.
Aelfwynn was the only daughter of Earl Aethelred of Mercia and his wife and successor Ethelfleda.
Mercia was claimed by her maternal uncle Edward the Elder of the Kingdom of England in 919.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Mercia
However, when he killed Penda of Mercia at the battle of Winwæd (654), he not only made himself ruler of all Northumbria but...
He took refuge at the court of Offa of Mercia, but the alliance of Offa and Beohtric drove him to...
After seizing power in Mercia in 757, he expanded his territory to become overlord of most of England south of the Humber.
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Leofric, the Earl of Mercia, was often referred to as the Earl of Chester as he spent so much time in that city.
It was largely through the Earl of Mercia's efforts that the ransom was accumulated so that Bishop Aldred could afford the release of Aethelred's kin in exile in Hungary.
It was the extra tax burden Leofric put on his subjects in Mercia that the Lady Godiva wanted removed.
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 Saint Werburga@Everything2.com
Her father was Wulfhere king of Mercia whilst her mother was Ermenilda who was herself a daughter of Ercombert, king of Kent and Sexburga who was herself the daughter of a king of East Anglia.
In due course her uncle Aethelred became ruler of Mercia and invited her to return home and assume control of all the convents within the kingdom.
In 1057 the church was rebuilt and further endowed by one Leofric, the earl of Mercia by which time Werburga was very firmly linked with Chester and regarded as the protector and patron saint of the city.
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 Earl Aethelred of Mercia Article, EarlAethelredMercia Information
In 886, he was given control of London by King Alfred of Wessex, whose sister, Ethelfleda, he married.
As Alfred reconquered the Danelaw, it was useful to place the heir to thedestroyed Kingdom of Mercia in control of its former area: this allowed the expansion of the Kingdom of Wessex to appear as the liberation of areas conquered by the Danes.
Towards the end of his life, he allowed Ethelfleda to exercise many of his powers, andwhen he died she succeeded him.
www.anoca.org /he/wessex/earl_aethelred_of_mercia.html   (164 words)

  
 Landmarks
King Aethelred II marries Emma of Normandy, daughter of Richard I, Count of Normandy, and sister of Richard II, Duke of Normandy.
The Earl of Bothwell is acquitted of the murder of Lord Darnley.
The Earl of Moray, Scottish Regent, is assassinated at Linlithgow.
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 Smith - Tilton Genealogy - Person Page 149
Annexing Mercia to Wessex, and thus gathering the whole strength of the kingdom into his single hand, he undertook the systematic reduction of the Danelaw.
Aethelred took quick advantage of his success at home and abroad; the place of the great ealdormen in the royal council was taken by court-thegns, in whom we see the rudiments of a ministry, while the king's fleet attacked the pirates' haunts in Cumberland and the Cotentin.
Earl Robert was popular in the west country, where he held his estates, and the people gave the empress a hearty welcome: Bristol soon became their main base and rallying center.
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 Crocker ~ Ashley - Person Page 89
In 1051, when Godwine, Earl of Kent, rebelled and collected an army at Tetbury, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, and Siward, Earl of Northumbria, went to the aid of the King at Gloucester, and Radulfus comes....
     Godgifu was the daughter of Aethelred II "The Redeless", King of England and Emma of Normandy.
She was the daughter of Aethelred Earl of Mercia and Eadburh of Mercia.
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 City of London
It has been administered separately since 886 when Alfred the Great appointed his son-in-law Earl Aethelred of Mercia Governor of London.
Alfred made sure there was suitable accommodation for merchants from north west Europe, which were then extended to traders from the Baltic and Italy.
Rather than continuing the war Edgar Atheling, Edwin of Mercia and Morcar of Northumbria surrendered at Berkhamstead.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/ci/city_of_london.html   (1022 words)

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