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5th August 641/2. What was the Capital of Mercia?

There are two contenders: Repton (Derbys) which proudly announces the fact at its boundary, and Tamworth (Staffs).

An abbey, later Augustinian Priory, was built at Repton, by the Trent, where Christianity obtained a foot-hold and set to become the religious centre of Mercia which it shared with Lichfield. 435 more words

August

OFFA INDIGENES CELEBRATE OLOFA’S AFFIRMATION

The people of Offa community in Kwara State have expressed their happiness with the recent Supreme Court judgement affirming the selection of Oba Mufutahu Gbadamosi of Anilelerin compound as the 24th Olofa of Offa. 201 more words

Nigeria

From "Mercian Hymns"

From Mercian Hymns

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King of the perennial holly-groves, the riven sandstone: overlord of the M5: architect of the historic rampart and ditch, the citadel at Tamworth, the summer hermitage in Holy Cross: guardian of the Welsh Bridge and the Iron Bridge: contractor to the desirable new estates: saltmaster: moneychanger: commissioner for oaths: martyrologist: the friend of Charlemagne. 222 more words

Poetry

SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS OBA GBADAMOSI AS OLOFA OF OFFA

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday affirmed the appointment of Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuowoye as the Olofa of Ofa in Kwara state.The Apex court, today, in a unanimous decision held that the appointment of the traditional ruler by the Kwara state Government was in line with the customs and tradition of the people of Offa. 117 more words

Nigeria

TENSION IN FEDERAL POLY OFFA OVER RECTORSHIP

There is palpable tension on the two campuses of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Offa local government of Kwara state over delay in the appointment of rector. 323 more words

Nigeria

REACTION ON OFFA POLY RECTOR...

A group, the Concerned Staff of Federal Polytechnic, Offa and another group at the Kwara State-based polytechnic led by the Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Offa Poly, Dr. 290 more words

Gist

Anglo-Saxon England and the European Union

It is a time of weighty decisions in this part of the world right now. I don’t just mean in the Academy, although today and tomorrow… 2,488 more words

Anglo-Saxons