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An Anglo-Saxon kingdom of central England. It was settled by Angles c. ad 500 and enjoyed its greatest influence during the rule (757-796) of Offa. In 874 the kingdom was overrun by the Danes and split between Wessex and the Danelaw.
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(Placename) a kingdom and earldom of central and S England during the Anglo-Saxon period that reached its height under King Offa (757–96)
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Mer•ci•a(ˈmɜr ʃi ə, -ʃə)
an early English kingdom in central Britain.
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