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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Mercia (historical region)  Mercia (historical region)

Note: Area comprising modern Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and parts of West Midlands and Warwickshire. It was an Anglo-Saxon kingdom; it gained its greatest power under King Offa (ruled 757-796). It declined after the rise of the kings of Wessex and it was divided by the Danes in the 9th century.

Names:
Mercia (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Mercia (historical region)  ................  Mercia (historical region) (P,H)

Place Types:
historical region (preferred, C)
kingdom (H)  ............  from ca. 500 until dissolved by Danish attack in 874

Sources and Contributors:
Mercia..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 589
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 28
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 589
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 28
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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