History of War

MERCIA THE RISE & FALL OF A KINGDOM

Author: Annie Whitehead Publisher: Amberley Publishing Price: £20.00

Mercia was one of the key Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. In the 9th century, when the Great Heathen Army came within a whisker of making England a Norse nation, Mercia was one of the four kingdoms (along with Wessex, Northumbria and East Anglia) that were

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