Mercia: The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom (Hardcover)
Many people know about Wessex, the "Last Kingdom" of the Anglo-Saxons in defense against the Northmen, But another kingdom, Mercia, once enjoyed supremacy over not just Wessex, but all the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. This book details the different Mercian tribes and the emergence of the heptarchy, then concentrates on the leading figures in Mercia's history. Mercia is also explored post 924, when it continued to play an important part in national government and politics.
Annie Whitehead is the author of To Be a Queen (Editor’s Choice & long-listed for Historical Novel Society Indie Book of the Year 2016) and coauthor of 1066 Turned Upside Down (long-listed for Historical Novel Society Indie Book of the Year 2017).