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Godgifu, Lady Godiva

Godgifu, Lady Godiva

Godgifu, or Lady Godiva as she is now known (it isn’t just a candy company) was a 11th century noblewoman married to Leofric, Earl of Mercia, who was her second husband. 409 more words

Offa's Dyke and the Modern Welsh-English Border - Carreg-y-big to Craignant

Offa’s Dyke is alive and well, but often found snoring deeply in slumber beneath the surface of modern culture and politics.  To use another mildly implausible analogy, the early medieval linear earthwork, regarded as built by the orders of the Mercian king Offa, is like an iceberg, or perhaps a dormant volcano. 1,396 more words

Early Medieval Archaeology

Weaving the Midlands Myths

The story of Teon is woven around two myths involving the seventh century King Wulfhere of Mercia. The main one concerns the murder of two little boys, Ruffin and Wulfhad. 354 more words


Episode 2 and 3 - Abberton, Essex and Worcestershire

Our alphabetical tour of Britain and Ireland continues today with a visit to two villages with the same name: Abberton, Essex, and Abberton, Worcestershire. So without further ado, let’s begin. 2,081 more words


Episode 1 - Abberley, Worcestershire

Our journey around Britain begins in the Midlands, in a village called Abberley. If you want to find it on a map, look for Birmingham and follow the M5 south towards Bristol. 4,012 more words


Mercia Update

Entry forms are now available for all Mercia regional events, please use the link below.

Competition Entry Forms

The Mercia regional calendar has also been updated.

Mercia Regional Calendar


WYRD delay

Due to an issue with the cover art, we are sorry to announce that there is a slight delay in releasing WYRD, book 1 in the Children of Snotingas series. 101 more words