Mercia: The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom

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Mercia: The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom

Mercia The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom Many people know about Wessex the Last Kingdom of the Anglo Saxons in defence against the Northmen But another kingdom Mercia once enjoyed supremacy over not just Wessex but all the Anglo Saxon k

  • Title: Mercia: The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom
  • Author: Annie Whitehead
  • ISBN: 9781445676524
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Many people know about Wessex, the Last Kingdom of the Anglo Saxons in defence against the Northmen, But another kingdom, Mercia, once enjoyed supremacy over not just Wessex, but all the Anglo Saxon kingdoms The Anglo Saxon period is enjoying popularity at the moment, and whilst people are familiar with some of those featured in this book, these individuals have not beeMany people know about Wessex, the Last Kingdom of the Anglo Saxons in defence against the Northmen, But another kingdom, Mercia, once enjoyed supremacy over not just Wessex, but all the Anglo Saxon kingdoms The Anglo Saxon period is enjoying popularity at the moment, and whilst people are familiar with some of those featured in this book, these individuals have not been gathered before into a single account which connects them as all having lived and ruled in Mercia After an introduction detailing the different Mercian tribes and the emergence of the heptarchy, this book will concentrate on the leading figures in Mercia s history, while a short linking piece between each personal profile will explain the intervening history, to give historical context for each new episode The focus of chapters includes Penda 626 55 Offa 757 96 AEthelflaed, Lady of the Mercians and her husband, the Lord Ethelred Edgar 957 59 as King of Mercia AElfhere, Ealdorman, 956 83 Leofric, Ealdorman 1017 57 and his wife, Lady Godiva Edwin, Ealdorman, last of Mercia This approach allows for the exploration of Mercia post 924, a time that was pivotal to the story of England Mercia continued to play an important part in national government and politics, and the inclusion of the later period will encompass the so called anti monastic reaction following the death of Edgar the Peaceable, the reign of King Cnut, and the turbulence leading up to 1066.

    Mercia The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom Many people know about Wessex, the Last Kingdom of the Anglo Saxons to fall to the Northmen, but another kingdom, Mercia, once enjoyed supremacy over Mercia Mercia m r i , Old English Miercna r ce Latin Merciorum regnum was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo Saxon Heptarchy The name is a Latinisation of the Old English Mierce or Myrce, meaning border people see March. Customer reviews Mercia The Rise and Fall Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Mercia The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Mercia The Rise Fall Lighting Up the Dark Ages Many people know about Wessex, the Last Kingdom of the Anglo Saxons in defence against the Danes, but another kingdom once enjoyed supremacy over not just Wessex, but all the Anglo Saxon kingdoms. The Rise of Mercia The History of England Many thanks for this excellent podcast which in my opinion maintains a good balance between historical detail and entertainment If only the urge to deliver the occasional pinch towards the Norman French could be suppressed. Mercia Amberley Publishing The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom Availability In stock Author Annie Whitehead Be the first to review this product Zoom Many people know about Wessex, the Last Kingdom of the Anglo Saxons to fall to the Northmen, but another kingdom, Mercia, once enjoyed supremacy over not only Wessex, but all of the Anglo Saxon kingdoms At its zenith Mercia controlled what is now Birmingham and Mercia Technologies About Mercia is a national investment group focused on the identification, creation, funding and scaling of innovative businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions. Discovering Diamonds Mercia The Rise And Fall Of A Beginning in the th Century with Penda, Ms Whitehead takes us through the major and minor kings of Mercia as well as just how and when Mercia ceased to become a kingdom but slipped into being just an earldordom. Mercia historical kingdom, England Britannica Mercia Mercia, from Old English Merce, People of the Marches or Boundaries , one of the most powerful kingdoms of Anglo Saxon England it held a position of dominance for much of the period from the mid th to the early th century despite struggles for power within the ruling dynasty Mercia Mercia The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom by Annie Whitehead Many people know about Wessex, the Last Kingdom of the Anglo Saxons in defense against the Northmen, But another kingdom, Mercia, once enjoyed supremacy over not just Wessex, but all the Anglo Saxon kingdoms.

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