Definition of Mercia in English:


Syllabification: Mer·ci·a
Pronunciation: /ˈmerSH(ē)ə
A former kingdom in central England. It was established by invading Angles in the 6th century in the border areas between the new Anglo-Saxon settlements in the east and the Celtic regions in the west.



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  • Bexley also gets a mention in 814 when King Kenulph, the King of the Mercians, granted lands at Bexley village to Wulfred, Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • Bedford itself was already an important Mercian town during this time, providing a important part of Offa's defence against a possible Scandinavian invasion.
  • They are both serving with the Royal Mercian Lancastrian Yeomanry based at Wigan TA Centre.

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