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Mercia Regional Competitions

If you are considering entering any of Mercia’s regional competitions in July, please complete your entry forms and return them to Zena Forbes (See competition entry forms for Zena’s address). 90 more words


MicroWorld Newsbites - March 2017


  • Over 18-19 March, Tsar William I announced a travel ban for Arborea based on bad grammar. People unable to differentiate between “your” and “you’re”, “there” and “their”, and other similar words will be refused entry to the nation.
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Adam I

9th - 18th March - Coast & Inland

Our route around the Murcia area has been convoluted to say the least, driving back to Mazarron to pick up the computer, and passing through lovely countryside with pine trees and small lakes on the lower mountain slopes.  1,568 more words


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

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