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Kings of Mercia
A Pre-Conquest Listing

Mercian Rule

Creoda c.585-593
Pybba  593-606
Ceorl 606-626
Penda  626-655

Northumbrian Rule 655-658 with Mercian sub-king of Middle Anglia

Peada 655-656

Mercian Rule

Wulfhere 658-675
Aethelred I  675-704
Coenred 704-709
Coelred 709-716
Coelwald 716 
Aethelbald  716-757
Beornred 757
Offa 757-796
Egfrith 796
Coenwulf  796-821
Cenelm (St.) 821
Ceolwulf I 821-823
Beornwulf 823-825
Ludecan 825-827
Wiglaf 827-828  

Under Wessex Rule 828-830

Mercian Rule

Wiglaf (again) 830-840
Wistan (St.)  840
Beorhtwulf  840-852
Burghred 852-874

Sub-Kings under Norse Rule

Ceolwulf II 874-879

Mercian Rule

Aethelred II 879-884

Lord/Ladies of the Mercians under Wessex Overlordship

Aethelred II 884-911 (still) (joint)
Aethelflaed c.888- 918 (joint)
Aelfwin 918-919

Mercia merged with the Kingdom of Wessex in 919

 

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