Mercia

[mur-shee-uh, -shuh]
noun
1.
an early English kingdom in central Britain.
2.
a female given name.
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Mercia (ˈmɜːʃɪə)
 
n
a kingdom and earldom of central and S England during the Anglo-Saxon period that reached its height under King Offa (757--96)

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Mercia
Anglo-Saxon kingdom of the Midlands, Latinized from O.E. Mierce "men of the Marches," from mearc (see march (n.)).
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She appears to have been the maternal granddaughter of a king of mercia.
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