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  Wulfhere of Mercia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unlike his pagan father, Wulfhere was an enthusiastic Christian, and he took energetic measures to spread Christianity in Mercia.
Wulfhere gained Lindsey from Northumbria, and he led a successful campaign against Wessex in 661; according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, he "raided as far as Ashdown" and the Isle of Wight, which he gave to Æðelwealh of Sussex.
Wulfhere's wife was Eormenhild, a daughter of Eorcenberht, king of Kent, and he was succeeded by his brother Æthelred.
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 Wulfhere of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Unlike his Paganismpagan father, Wulfhere was an enthusiastic ChristianityChristian, and he took energetic measures to spread Christianity in Mercia.
Wulfhere gained Kingdom of LindseyLindsey from Northumbria, and he led a successful campaign against Wessex in 661; according to the ''Anglo-Saxon Chronicle'', he "raided as far as Ashdown" and the Isle of Wight, which he gave to Aethelwald of SussexAethelwald of Kingdom of SussexSussex.
Wulfhere's wife was Eormenhild, a daughter of Eorcenberht of KentEorcenberht, king of Kingdom of KentKent, and he was succeeded by his brother Aethelred of MerciaÆthelred.
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 St. Werburgh
Benedictine, patroness of Chester, Abbess of Weedon, Trentham, Hanbury, Minster in Sheppy, and Ely, born in Staffordshire early in the seventh century; died at Trentham, 3 February, 699 or 700.
Her mother was St. Ermenilda, daughter of Ercombert, King of Kent, and St. Sexburga, and her father, Wulfhere, son of Penda the fiercest of the Mercian kings.
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.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/w/werburgh,saint.html   (1109 words)

  
 Aethelred of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
He was the brother of Wulfhere, who he succeeded as king.
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.
Osthryth was murdered in 697 and Æthelred abdicated in 704, choosing Wulfhere's son Cenred as his successor.
factsite.co.uk /en/wikipedia/a/ae/aethelred_of_mercia.html   (205 words)

  
 ThameHistory.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Wulfhere was the Christian King of Mercia from 659 to 675, and is regarded as a keen patron of the new religion, founding monastic communities, or 'minsters', and also conferring sainthood on several of the female members of his family.
Wulfhere pushed the boundaries of Mercian territory as far south as the Thames in the seventh century.
Identified as a 'sub-king', Frithuwold was married to Wulfhere's sister.
www.thamehistory.net /anglosaxon/Minster.htm   (257 words)

  
 St. Chad's, Lichfield - St. Chad and the Stag
Wulfhere was the Christian king who had asked Theodore, the archbishop, to provide him with someone to be bishop in Mercia, and so Chad had come to Lichfield.
According to this legend, Wulfhere, though, later renounced his Christian faith at the persuasion of an evil counsellor called Werbode, and two of his sons, Wulfhad and Ruffin, were brought up as pagans.
Later, realising what he had done, Wulfhere was overcome by guilt and fell ill. Eventually, he agreed to follow the advice of his wife and seek out Chad so that he could repent and be absolved of his sin.
www.saintchads.org.uk /stchadandthestag.htm   (541 words)

  
 Wulfhere of Mercia
Wulfhere gained Lindsey from Northumbria, and he led a successful campaign against Wessex in 661; according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, he "raided as far as Ashdown" and the Isle of Wight, which he gave to Aethelwald of Sussex.
Wulfhere's wife was Eormenhild, a daughter of Eorcenberht, king of Kent, and he was succeeded by his brother Æthelred;.
His only son Coenred became king in 704 in succession to Æthelred.
starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/w/wu/wulfhere_of_mercia.html   (301 words)

  
 WULFHERE, OF MERCIA - LoveToKnow Article on WULFHERE, OF MERCIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In 658 or 659, however, the Mercians threw off the supremacy of Oswio, king of Northumbria, and Wulfhere became their king.
He took energetic measures to spread Christianity, and was greatly helped by his bishop, Jaruman, and afterwards by St Chad.
Wulfhere's wife was Eormenhild, a daughter of Ercon-berht, king of Kent, and he was succeeded by his brother Aethel-red.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /W/WU/WULFHERE_OF_MERCIA.htm   (1399 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxons.net : Timeline: 642-660
Wulfhere was no more content to stay within the bounds of Mercia than his father Penda had been, and large parts of Southumbrian England fell under his sway.
In 661 Wulfhere conquered the Isle of Wight and the province of the Meonware in Hampshire and gave them as baptismal gifts to Æthelwealh of the South Saxons, which implies he was in a position of authority over the South Saxons.
Wulfhere's control over the East Saxons is made explicit c.664, when Bede notes the East Saxon kings are under Wulfhere's overlordship and shortly afterwards when Wulfhere sells Wine the see of London, which had been the East Saxon capital.
www.anglo-saxons.net /hwaet?do=seek&query=642-660   (2619 words)

  
 Wulfhere of Mercia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
He was a younger son of King (Click link for more info and facts about Penda) Penda, and was kept in concealment for some time after his father's defeat and death in (Click link for more info and facts about 655) 655.
Unlike his (A person who does not acknowledge your God) pagan father, Wulfhere was an enthusiastic (A religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination) Christian, and he took energetic measures to spread Christianity in Mercia.
Wulfhere's wife was Eormenhild, a daughter of (Click link for more info and facts about Eorcenberht) Eorcenberht, king of (A county in southeastern England on the English Channel; the first to be colonized by the Romans) Kent, and he was succeeded by his brother (Click link for more info and facts about Æthelred) Æthelred.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wu/wulfhere_of_mercia.htm   (487 words)

  
 Robert E. Howard's Cormac Mac Art
Cormac escapes, rendezvous with Wulfhere, rescues a Danish king that the Norwegian Vikings had as a prisoner (though they didn't realize that he was a king, as he went by the name of Hrut).
Cormac and Wulfhere's ship is still The Raven, and Cormac again uses the pseudonym of Partha Mac Othna; and it is revealed that Cormac had fought on the side of the Dalriadians some 15 years previous, and that his wandering had been extensive enough for him to have seen cities of considerable size.
When Wulfhere crashes through the ranks, stained with blood, his crimson beard bristling and his terrible eyes blazing and his great axe clotted with blood and brains, few there are who dare face him.
www.angelfire.com /tx3/robertehoward/cormacmacart1.html   (3253 words)

  
 Britannia Biographies: St. Werburga of Chester, Abbess of Ely
Werburga was the daughter of Wulfhere, King of Mercia, and St.
Wulfhere too hastily accepted the fabricated evidence and the guiltless young men were condemned to death.
In AD 674 Wulfhere yielding to the wishes of his wife and daughter and probably supported by the counsels of St.
www.britannia.com /bios/saints/werburga.html   (806 words)

  
 Robert E. Howard's Cormac Mac Art
Their goal is to move against Cerdic the Saxon, who might have expected our heroes to attack by sea from the south or east, but would certainly not expect them to anchor their dragonship on the western shore and march overland to reach him.
Wulfhere cuts the man down and they realize that he is a Christian priest.
I rather fancy that when news reached Wulfhere that his homeland, Danemark, had been conquered by Attila the Hun, that Wulfhere and his Vikings left to fight the Huns.
www.angelfire.com /tx3/robertehoward/cormacmacart2.html   (2341 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Anglo-Saxon Isle of Wight: 400 - 900 AD
And Wulfhere, Penda's offspring, raided on Wight and gave the inhabitants of Wight to Æthelwald, king of the South Saxons
Wulfhere was king of Mercia, which in the late 7th and early 8th Centuries was one of the strongest of the Saxon kingdoms, along with Northumbria and Wessex.
The king of this people was Æthelwald, who not long before had been baptized in the kingdom of Mercia at the suggestion and in the presence of Wulfhere, who, when Æthelwald came forth from the font, received him as a son.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A571196   (2672 words)

  
 Tigers of the Sea review
In "Tigers of the Sea", Wulfhere's Danish Vikings are hired to recover a kidnapped Briton princess.
Cormac admits that, yes, he and Wulfhere and fifty Danes were shipwrecked on Rognor's island.
Cormac Mac Art, Wulfhere and co. happen upon a creepy fungoid temple where they encounter various monsters, including a satyr, all of which they dispatch with their swords and the trusty Viking "shield-wall".
www.pulpanddagger.com /conan/sea.html   (1540 words)

  
 Wulfhere of Mercia - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Wulfhere of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Wulfhere of Mercia - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Wulfhere of Mercia.
He was greatly helped in this by his bishop Jaruman, and afterwards by St. Chad.
The orginal Wulfhere of Mercia article can be editet
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Wulfhere-of-Mercia.html   (372 words)

  
 UKAuthors - St Ruffin's Well
Wulfhere only finished it.) The year after that, he sent Bishop Jaruman of Mercia off to reconvert the people of Essex … and when Jaruman died in 667 it was Wulfhere who asked king Oswiu of Northumbria to send a replacement.
Wulfhere simply would not have had time to bring up his sons as pagans.
King Wulfhere was himself linked to the Isle of Wight through his earlier (obviously unsuccessful) attempt to convert the inhabitants.
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As a rather obvious penance for his sins, Wulfhere was told to replace paganism with Christianity throughout his kingdom, to found churches and monasteries, and to lead a good Christian life.
To be honest, it is unlikely that Wulfhere ever renounced his Christianity in the first place, and admittedly Wulfhad and Ruffin are never mentioned anywhere except in this particular stort.
Wulfhere's name is recorded among the founders of the abbey of Peterborough.
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 Mercia
The project began during the short reign of Wulfhere's brother, Peada, as king of South Mercia: "In his time came together himself and Oswy, brother of King Oswald, and said, that they would rear a minster to the glory of Christ, and the honour of St.Peter.
In 665 Wulfhere despatched Bishop Jaruman to Essex to counter the pagan revival.
By the time of Oswiu's death, in 670, it seems likely that Wulfhere was overlord of southern England (though he fails to be nominated as a Bretwalda).
www.stephen.j.murray.btinternet.co.uk /mercia.htm   (12476 words)

  
 Hwicce
In later times, however, the kingdom of the Hwicce appears to have been always subject to Mercian supremacy, and possibly it was separated from Wessex in the time of Edwin.
The first kings of whom we read were two brothers, Eanhere and Eanfrith, probably contemporaries of Wulfhere.
They were followed by a king named Osric, a contemporary of Æthelred of Mercia;, and he by a king Oshere.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/h/hw/hwicce.html   (400 words)

  
 Kings of MerciaMERCIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This Anglic king was the first to bring Christianity to the Midlands area, but he enjoyed the privilege for only one year before being killed, whereupon he was succeeded by his brother Wulfhere.
Wulfhere son of Penda, became king of Mercia in 656 following the death of his elder brother, the Christian king Peada.
Assisted his brother Wulfhere during the consecration and endowment of Medhamsted Abbey in 664, and became king of Mercia after Wulfhere's death in 675.
www.roman-britain.org /chase/_mercian_kings.htm   (1798 words)

  
 WULFHERE (d. 675) - Online Information article about WULFHERE (d. 675)
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Wulfhere's wife was Eormenhild, a daughter of Erconberht, king of See also:
Kent, and he was succeeded by his See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /WIL_YAK/WULFHERE_d_675_.html   (302 words)

  
 Welcome to Adobe GoLive 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Once upon a time Gladimir said to Wulfhere “hey let’s start a guild it will be fun and you can be the leader” and from that humble beginning Clan Blackwatch was born.
As far as I know the youngest member of the guild, was invited in October of 99, he was nine years old an intelligent but precocious young man and the apple of his fathers eye.
Wulfhere invited him into the guild himself, as a favor to his father, and he has grown up in the guild of course this would be Battleman, my RL son.
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 9th century history of St. Peter's, Addingham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
That year the Danes captured York and, according to the Anglo Saxon Chronicles, "there was immeasurable slaughter among the Northumbrians." (Yorkshire was then part of the Kingdom of Northumbria).
The Archbishop of York, Wulfhere, fled the city.
Wulfhere remained in Addingham until about 875 when he was recalled to York by Guthred, the then Christian Danish ruler of the city.
www.addinghamrectory.fsnet.co.uk /9th.htm   (392 words)

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