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Mercia British & World English

A former kingdom of central England. It was established by invading Angles in the 6th century ad in the border areas between the new Anglo-Saxon settlements in the east and the Celtic regions in the west

Leofric, Earl of Mercia in Godiva, Lady British & World English

(D.1080), English noblewoman, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. According to a 13th-century legend, she agreed to her husband’s proposition that he would reduce unpopular taxes only if she rode naked on horseback through the marketplace of Coventry. According to later versions of the story, all the townspeople refrained from watching, except for peeping Tom, who was struck blind as a punishment