Essays Tagged: "Mercia"

By what means and with what success did the kings of Wessex become kings of England in the tenth century?

was recognised as 'King of the English', then to what extent was his power secure?The existences of Mercian and Northumbrian kingdoms were a constant threat, due to the aggressive policies pursued by ... policies laid the ground work for a growing West Saxon kingdom, such as the eventual annexation of Mercia by the Edward the Elder in 918. From 899 to 1016, seven direct descendants of Alfred ruled, t ...

(8 pages) 52 1 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

King Alfred the Great: One of the Greatest Leaders in English History.

d had been at war for a long time. England had previously consisted of seven kingdoms: Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Wessex. At the time of Alfred's birth, England was made ... he time of Alfred's birth, England was made up of four separate kingdoms, Northumbria, East Anglia, Mercia and Wessex. Alfred's grandfather, King Egbert, had conquered Kent, Sussex and Wessex, expandi ...

(7 pages) 96 1 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What were the main achievements, both short-term and long-term, of Offa (b.757-796) and Alfred the Great (b.849-899)?

Both Offa of Mercia and Alfred the Great have left their imprints on the history of the English people - despite ... ears of turmoil and darkness - leaving behind rays of enlightenment and civilized progress. Offa of Mercia (757-796), a contemporary of Charlemagne (768-814), is credited with introducing the silver p ... his most memorable achievement was ordering the construction of a clear demarcation barrier between Mercia and the Welsh kingdoms. A partial demarcation already existed, probably constructed during th ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Detailed history of the formation of the English Language.

xt few centuries four dialects of English developed:Northumbrian in Northumbria, north of the HumberMercian in the Kingdom of MerciaWest Saxon in the Kingdom of WessexKentish in KentDuring the 7th and ... iking invasions of the 9th Century brought this domination to an end (along with the destruction of Mercia). Only Wessex remained as an independent kingdom. By the 10th Century, the West Saxon dialect ...

(4 pages) 67 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

British History In A Nutshell

to mountainous areas.7 kingdoms ("heptarchy") -> Sussex, Essex, Wessex, Kent, East Anglia, Mercia, North Umbria; most important: Wessex (capital Winchester) -> 871 "“ 899 Alfr ...

(5 pages) 21 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History