Sentence Examples


  • After Oswio's victory over Penda in 654-655 he annexed the northern part of Mercia to his kingdom and acquired a supremacy over the rest of England similar to that held by his predecessors.
  • LEthelbald of Mercia seems to have taken advantage of this campaign to ravage Northumbria.
  • Of Penda, king of Mercia, while another daughter, Osthryth, became the wife of Æthelred, third son of the same king.
  • In 1002 Wulfric, earl of Mercia, founded here a Benedictine abbey, and by charter of 1004 granted to it the town with other large endowments.
  • BURGRED, king of Mercia, succeeded to the throne in 852, and in 852 or 853 called upon ZEthelwulf of Wessex to aid him in subduing the North Welsh.