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  1. Nov 30, 2018 · The Kingdom of Mercia (c. 527-879 CE) was an Anglo- Saxon political entity located in the midlands of present-day Britain and bordered on the south by the Kingdom of Wessex, on the west by Wales, north by Northumbria, and on the east by East Anglia.

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    Mercia briefly regained a political existence separate from Wessex in 955–959, when Edgar became king of Mercia, and again in 1016, when Cnut and Edmund Ironside divided the English kingdom between themselves, with Cnut taking Mercia. [28] Mercia maintained its separate identity as an earldom until the Norman Conquest in 1066. [29]

  3. c. 616. Battle of Chester; Mercia loses Welsh kingdoms to Northumbria. c. 625 - 655. Reign of King Penda in Mercia; kingdom expands. 628. Battle of Cirenchester; King Penda of Mercia defeats West Saxons and takes land. 633. Battle of Hatfield Chase; King Penda of Mercia defeats Northumbria and takes lands.

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  5. Sep 15, 2022 · 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-7th to the early 9th century despite struggles for power within the ruling dynasty.

  6. Mercia, kingdom of. Mercia dominated Anglo-Saxon politics in the late 7th and 8th cents. The name ‘Mercians’ means ‘the borderers’ and is thought to derive from their position between the Anglo-Saxon settlements of the east coast and British kingdoms of the west.

  7. Mercia was one of the great seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England, alongside East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Northumbria Sussex and Wessex. Based around its capital of Tamworth, Mercia went through rapid expansion throughout the 6th and 7th centuries to be one of the ‘big three’ kingdoms of England along with Northumbria and Wessex.

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