Later the district formed the northern division of Mercia, and in 848 the Mercian witenagemot assembled at Repton.
WITAN, or Witenagemot (from O.
"In a witenagemot held at Luton in November A.D.
In 811 it was called the king's town, arid a witenagemot was held here under rEthelstan.
Saxon Witenagemot and Norman Curia regis seem very much alike.