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  Wulfhere of Mercia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Outside Mercia, he did something to induce the East and the South Saxons to accept Christianity, and is said to have founded one or two monasteries.
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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 Mercia
Mercia, sometimes spelled Mierce, was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, in what is now England, in the region of the Midlands, with its heart in the valley of the River Trent and its tributary streams.
The next two kings, Aethelred and Cenred son of Wulfhere, are better known for their religious activities; the king who succeeded them (in 709), Ceolred, is said in a letter of Saint Boniface to have been a dissolute youth who died insane.
The Danes drove Burgred, the last king of Mercia from his kingdom in 874 and in 886, the eastern part of the kingdom became part of the Danelaw, while the western portion was occupied by Wessex.
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 CONK! Encyclopedia: Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
In 821, Coenwulf himself was succeeded by his brother Ceolwulf, who demonstrated his military prowess by his attack on and destruction of the fortress of Deganwy in Powys.
In 886, the eastern part of the kingdom became part of the Danelaw, while Mercia was reduced to its western portion only.
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 Wulfhere of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Outside Mercia, he did something to induce the Kingdom of EssexEast and the Kingdom of SussexSouth Saxons to accept Christianity, and is said to have founded one or two monasterymonasteries/.
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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 Wulfhere of Mercia
In 658 or 659, however, the Mercians threw off the supremacy of Oswiu, king of Northumbria, and Wulfhere became their king.
He extended his borders in all directions, and was the founder of the passing greatness of Mercia, although he lost Lindsey just before his death.
Wulfhere's wife was Eormenhild, a daughter of Ercon-berht, king of Kent, and he was succeeded by his brother Æthelred.
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 Aethelred Of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He was the brother of Wulfhere, who he succeeded as king.
In a battle on the banks of the Trent in 679, the king of Mercia was victorious and regained the province.
Osthryth was murdered in 697 and Æthelred abdicated in 704, choosing Wulfhere's son Cenred as his successor.
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 Wulfhere of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Outside Mercia he did something to the East and the South Saxons to accept Christianity and is said have founded one or two monasteries.
Wulfhere gained Lindsey from Northumbria and he led a campaign against Wessex in 661 ; according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle he "raided as far as Ashdown" 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 Æthelred.
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 Mercia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 has argued an alternative interpretation that they emerged along the frontier between the kingdom of Northumbria and the inhabitants of the Trent river valley.
In 821, Coenwulf himself was succeeded by his brother Ceolwulf, who demonstrated his military prowess by his attack on and destruction of the fortress of in Powys.
After his death she ruled alone until her death in 918 when her brother, Edward the Elder of Wessex became king, combining the two kingdoms.
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 Mercia
Mercia was one of the kingdoms of the Heptarchy, in what is now England, in the region of the Midlands.
Penda was succeeded first by his son Peada, but in the spring of 656 Oswiu king of Northumbria assumed control of the whole of Mercia.
For knowledge of the internal composition of the kingdom of Mercia, we must rely on a document of uncertain age, the Tribal Hidage[?].
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 Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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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 Britannia Biographies: St. Ermengilda, Queen of Mercia
Born probably around AD 635, she was married to King Wulfhere of Mercia, one of the ten children of the heathen King Penda, whom she converted to Christianity.
WuIfhere, Peada's brother, was then placed on the throne of Mercia, with the help of three of the chief ealdormen, and his position was strengthened by his marriage with this Princess of Kent, to whom he promised to extirpate idolatry in his dominions and root out paganism and superstition.
Wulfhere and Ermengilda were often in the habit of visiting St. Chad, in his cell at Lichfield, and receiving instruction from him in Christian doctrine and practice.
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 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.
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 Wulfhere of Mercia - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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 Timeline of Anglo Saxon England 597 AD-687 AD
King Wulfhere of Mercia and his army sack the Berkshire Downs around Ashdown and move south to conquer the Meonware and the Isle of Wight.
Wulfhere sponsors Aethelwalh's conversion to Christianity and the latter marries Princess Eafa, daughter of King Eanfrith of Hwicce, another Mercian sub-king.
The armies of King Aethelred I of Mercia and King Ecgfirth of Northumbria clash at the Battle of the Trent.
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 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.
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 Aethelred of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He was a son of Penda of MerciaPenda and a brother of Wulfhere of MerciaWulfhere/, whom he succeeded as king.
Aelfwine of DeiraAelfwine, the brother of Ecgfrith, was slain on this occasion, but at the intervention of Theodore of TarsusTheodore, 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 of MerciaCenred as his successor.
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 Wikinfo | Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The name Mercia is Old English for "boundary folk", and the traditional interpretation was that the kingdom originated along the frontier between the Welsh and the Anglo-Saxon invaders, although P.
Beornwulf was slain suppressing a revolt amongst the East Angles, and his successor (a former ealdormen Ludeca) held the fraying strands of Mercia together for only four more years until Egbert conquered Mercia.
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 ECGFRITH - LoveToKnow Article on ECGFRITH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Between 671 and 675 Ecgfrith defeated Wulfhere of Mercia and seized Lindsey.
In 679, however, he was defeated by ~thelred of Mercia, who had married his sister Osthr~th, on the river Trent.
Ecgfriths brother A~llfwine was killed in the battle, and the province of Lindsey was given up when peace was restpred at the intervention of Theodore of Canterbury.
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 Wulfhere of Mercia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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 Aethelred of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Æthelred married Osthryth, the sister of Ecgfrith, kingof Northumbria, but in spite of this connection a quarrel arose between thetwo kings, presumably over the possession of the province of Lindsey, which Ecgfrith had won back at the close of the reign of Wulfhere.
In a battle on the banks of the Trent in 679, theking 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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 WULFHERE, OF MERCIA - LoveToKnow Article on WULFHERE, OF MERCIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 658 or 659, however, the Mercians threw off the supremacy of Oswio, king of Northumbria, and Wulfhere became their king.
Wulfhere's wife was Eormenhild, a daughter of Ercon-berht, king of Kent, and he was succeeded by his brother Aethel-red.
His only son Coenred became king in 704 in succession to Aethelred.
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 Wulfhere de Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Desemejante de su padre pagan, Wulfhere era un cristiano entusiástico, y él tomó medidas enérgias de separar cristianismo en Mercia.
Wulfhere Lindsey ganado él de Northumbria, y condujo una campaña acertada contra Wessex en 661; según el chronicle anglosajón, él "hasta atacó Ashdown" y la isla de Wight, que él dio a Aethelwald de Sussex.
Wulfhere murió en el mismo año, aunque la causa es desconocida.
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 A History of Mercia
Mercia was an Anglo-Saxon kingdom founded by some of the Germanic tribe of the Angles (in their own tongue Engles) based in the Midlands of what is now England sometime in the 6th century.
The origins of Mercia are lost in the period of the Anglo-Saxon migrations to Great Britain from 420 CE to 600 CE.
Archaeology seems to confirm that Mercia was settled from East Anglia and Lindsey with pure cremation cemeteries (cemeteries with no inhumation at all) leading from East Anglia and Lindsey into the Midlands along the Welland river valley, along the Ickneid Way, and up the Trent.
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