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  Mercia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Mercia (Old English Mierce – "border people") was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, centred on the valley of the River Trent and its tributaries in what is now the Midlands of England.
The name Mercia is Old English for "boundary folk" (see marches), and the traditional interpretation was that the kingdom originated along the frontier between the Welsh and the Anglo-Saxon invaders, although P.
Penda was succeeded first by his son Peada, but in the spring of 656 Oswiu assumed control of the whole of Mercia after Peada's murder.
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In her, likewise, centred the royal blood of all the chief Saxon kings, while her father on the assassination of his elder brother Peada, who had been converted to Christianity, succeeded to the largest kingdom of the heptarchy.
Whether Wulfhere was an obstinate pagan who delayed his promised conversion, or a relapsed Christian, is controverted, but the legend of the terrible and unnatural crime which has been imputed to him by some writers must here be dismissed on the authority of all earlier and contemporary chroniclers, as the Bollandists have pointed out.
The great Leofric, Earl of Mercia (who was likewise styled Earl of Chester), and his wife, Lady Godiva, repaired and enlarged the church, and in 1093, Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester, richly endowed the abbey and its church.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15588b.htm   (1105 words)

 Anglo-Saxons.net : Timeline: 597-627
Sources for the early history of Mercia are few and far between, with almost no detail before we reach Penda in the early 7th century.
The East Angles were likely to harbour Penda's enemies because he had killed two of their kings, Sigeberht and Ecgberht, in a battle of c.635?645; he would go on to kill Anna of the East Angles in 654.
In the time of Wulfhere of Mercia (658-75), Lindsey was part of the diocese of Mercia (HE, iv.3), but Wulfhere lost it to Northumbria when he fought Ecgfrith in around 670?675.
www.anglo-saxons.net /hwaet?do=seek&query=597-627   (6679 words)

 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of January 7
Saint Chad (Ceadda), with whom he was raised.
In 653 Cedd was sent with three other priests to evangelize the Midlands when King Peada of the Middle Angles converted to Christianity.
Sometimes he is shown with his brother Saint Chad of Lichfield, or with the Scottish priest Saint Diuma (f.d.
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/0107.htm   (3340 words)

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