Sentence Examples

  • The Mercians, however, recovered their independence in 658, and from this time onward Northumbria played little part in the history of southern England.
  • AETHELFLAED (Ethelfleda), the "Lady of the Mercians," the eldest child of Alfred the Great, was educated with her brother Edward at her father's court.
  • Then the Mercians made peace with them.
  • According to Bede, Wini, being expelled from his bishopric of Wessex in 635, took refuge with Wulfhere, king of the Mercians, of whom he purchased the see of London.
  • It was burned by the Danes and restored in 913 by Aethelflead, lady of the Mercians, who built the fort which was the origin of the later castle.

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