penda

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Penda (ˈpɛndə)
 
n
died 655 ad, king of Mercia (?634--55)

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penda

Anglo-Saxon king of Mercia from about 632 until 655, who made Mercia one of the most powerful kingdoms in England and temporarily delayed the rise of Northumbria.

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