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THE KINGS of MERCIA

The Mercia HeartlandMercian Rule

Creoda (son of Icel) c.585-593
Pybba (son of Creoda) 593-606
Ceorl (kinsman of Creoda) 606-626
Penda (son of Pybba) 626-655

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

Peada (son of Penda) 655-656

Mercian Rule

Wulfhere (son of Penda) 658-675
Aethelred I (brother of Wulfhere) 675-704
Coenred (son of Wulfhere) 704-709
Coelred (son of Aethelred) 709-716
Coelwald 716 (son of Aetherlred)
Aethelbald (son of Alwih) 716-757
Beornred (line of Coenwalh) 757
The Kingdom of Mercia
Offa (son of Thingfrith, son of Eanulf) 757-796
Ecgfrith (son of Offa) 796
Coenwulf (line of Coenwalh) 796-821
Cenelm (St.) (son of Ceonwulf) 821
Ceolwulf I (line of Coenwalh) 821-823
Beornwulf (line of Beornred) 823-825
Ludecan 825-827
Wiglaf 827-828 (father-in-law of Coelwulf I's daughter)

Under Wessex Rule 828-830

Mercian Rule

Wiglaf (again) 830-840
Wigstan (St.) (grandson of Wiglaf) 840
Beorhtwulf (line of Beornwulf) 840-852
Burghred 852-874

Sub-Kings under Norse Rule

Ceolwulf II (line of Ceolwulf I) 874-879

Mercian Rule

Aethelred II 879-884

Lord/Ladies of the Mercians
under Wessex Overlordship

Aethelred II 884-911 (as above)
Aethelflaed c.888- 918 (joint)
Aelfwynn 918-919

Mercia merged with the Kingdom of Wessex in 919

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