Sentence Examples


  • 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.
  • The armies of Wessex and Mercia did no serious fighting, and the Danes were allowed to remain through the winter.
  • In 779 he was at war with Cynewulf of Wessex from whom he wrested Bensington.
  • In 789 Offa secured the alliance of Berhtric of Wessex by giving him his daughter Eadburg in marriage.
  • It is customary to ascribe to Offa a policy of limited scope, namely the establishment of Mercia in a position equal to that of Wessex and of Northumbria.

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