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early families of Tamworth, capital of Mercia.

Christine Smith

early families of Tamworth, capital of Mercia.

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Published by [C. Smith] in [Drayton Bassett, Staffs.] .
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Based around its capital of Tamworth, Mercia went through rapid expansion throughout the 6th and 7th centuries to be one of the ‘big three’ kingdoms of England along with Northumbria and Wessex.

In this article, we outline the many Kings and Queens of Mercia from Icel in the early ’s all the way through to Ælfwynn in who annexed the kingdom to Wessex. Tamworth (/ ˈ t æ m w ər θ /) is a large market town and borough in Staffordshire, England, 14 miles (23 km) north-east of Birmingham and on the West Coast Main town adjoins Warwickshire to the south and east, Lichfield to the north and west and local junctions of the M6 Toll motorway.

It takes its name from the River Tame, which flows through resident population (mid Area rank: th (of ).

The Kingdom of Mercia was a state in the English Midlands from the 6th century to the 10th century. For some two hundred years from the mid-7th century onwards it was the dominant member of the Heptarchy and consequently the most powerful of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

During this period its rulers became the first English monarchs to assume such wide-ranging titles as King of Britain and King of the. History. Tamworth has existed since Saxon times and in the reign of King Offa, was the capital of Mercia the largest of all English kingdoms of its time, and was the largest town in the is largely because of its strategic position at the meeting point of two rivers (the Tame and the Anker), which meant the town was perfectly placed as a centre of trade and reference: SK Tamworth is situated in Northern N.S.W.

approx. kms north-west of Sydney, Australia. Tamworth was established in the 's as a. centre for Sheep, Cattle & Wheat, and achieved further expansion with the discovery of Gold in the Hanging Rock and Nundle areas. The present population of the Tamworth District is: approx: 50, Christine’s knowledge of the history of early Tamworth is astonishing.

he did so, and made Tamworth the capital of Mercia and of a nearly-united England. His attempts to hold together a united England however met with some obstacles.

Mercians fought alongside other kingdoms, such as that of Kent, only to fight against them in some further. Which is why I am proposing that we relocate the capital of England to Tamworth in Staffordshire.

Here are 10 reasons why. 1 London's turn is up. It has been the capital. is a very special year in Tamworth as it marks 1, years since the death of one of the most powerful and inAuential women in Anglo-Saxon England.

It was on Jthat Aethelflaed ‘Lady of the Mercians’ took her last breath in Tamworth – the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mercia - before being finally laid to rest. The eldest child of the King Alfred of Wessex, Æthelflæd was thought to have been a strong, independent and well educated lady.

During her early years, Æthelflæd witnessed her father take back large swathes of England from the Vikings (Danes), starting with the famous battle of Edington in Wiltshire, a key turning point in the Anglo-Saxon campaign against the Vikings.

AD, an event which resulted in Mercia being merged into Wessex. 9/17 () If you require this information in another format or language please phoneor email [email protected] orh.g vuk Saxon Tamworth Welcome to The Ancient Capital of Mercia. It was on Jthat Aethelflaed ‘Lady of the Mercians’ took her last breath in Tamworth – the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mercia - before being finally laid to rest in St Oswald’s Priory in Gloucester, alongside her husband Aethelred.

Cllr Rob Pritchard, Deputy Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: “Tamworth has a very rich heritage and was incredibly important as the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mercia. Aethelflaed is key to that history, not only for Tamworth, but in the creation of a united England as we know it today.

Follow Christine Smith and explore their bibliography from 's Christine Smith Author Page. Ancient Capital of Mercia The Anglo-Saxons came to Staffordshire in the 6th century and it is believed there was a royal palace, close to St.

Editha’s Church. Charters show Mercian Royal families stayed there far more than other palaces and were regularly here for Christmas and Easter. Actors from TV’s The Last Kingdom were among the hundreds of civic dignitaries, historians, clergy and member of the royal family who came together in Tamworth to mark the th anniversary of the death of one of the most influential people in the town’s history.

The congregation at St Editha’s Church paid tribute to Lady of the Mercians, Aethelflaed, in the church she rebuilt. Æthelflæd (from The Cartulary and Customs of Abingdon Abbey, c. ) 12th June marked the th anniversary of one of England's greatest ever women. The daughter of Alfred the Great, Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians, led the resistance against Danish invasion, alongside her brother, Edward the Elder.

And yet, she is virtually unknown to the. It was on Jthat Aethelflaed ‘Lady of the Mercians’ took her last breath in Tamworth – the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mercia - before being finally laid to rest in St Oswald’s Priory in Gloucester, alongside her husband Aethelred.

During the Dark Ages, the lands we now call Staffordshire were then the centre of the kingdom of Mercia. But now, because of the discovery of. ↑ The early families of Tamworth: capital of Mercia by Christine Smith ↑ Edward the Elder, by N. Higham, David Hill, Routledge,ISBN↑ Tamworth Borough.

The midlands town of Tamworth was once the capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia and the town’s castle today proudly hoists a flag based on the historic Mercian arms, namely a gold saltire on blue.

The castle’s website explains, “Mercian flag, Tamworth functioned as the Capital of this ancient Saxon kingdom from Tamworth Castle is an intact Norman motte and bailey castle in Tamworth - the ancient capital of Mercia Spanning more than years of history, a visit to Tamworth Castle really is a journey through time.

You can explore 15 different rooms - along with the courtyard and other hidden gems - each offering something different, giving a glimpse into the Castle's past and how it has changed over. Cllr John Chesworth, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Culture and Operational Services, said: “We know that Tamworth has a very long and rich history, and especially as the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mercia.

We also know that Aethelflaed played a key role in laying the foundations for a united kingdom of the Anglo Saxons. The early annals apparently indicate that the Kingdom of Mercia began in AD with a man called Crida or Creod(d)a as king (It is thought that Credenhill [the site of an Iron Age hillfort] was named after this king).

He was then succeeded by Wibba/Pipba who it is thought reigned between and Tamworth - the Mercian capital - was the subject of frequent assaults and re-fortification. Monastic annals of the time (known as the Saxon Chronicles) tell of a kingdom in a state of flux and turmoil, with Harold Bluetooth of Denmark launching wave after wave of raids against the region.

Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians (c. – 12 June ) ruled Mercia in the English Midlands from until her death. She was the eldest daughter of Alfred the Great, king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, and his wife Ealhswith.

Æthelflæd Æthelflæd (from The Cartulary and Customs of Abingdon Abbey, c. ) Lady of the Mercians Reign – AD Predecessor Æthelred Predecessor: Æthelred.

Tamworth in Staffordshire is steeped in history with a wonderful heritage. At the time of King Offa it was the capital of Mercia. The town centre is dominated by the iconic Tamworth. “As the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mercia, Tamworth is central to that history.

Not only did Aethelflaed fortify the town against Viking invaders, she also spent much of her time in Tamworth and mentored her nephew, Aethelstan, here.

He went on to become the first king of a united England. Aethelflaed took her last breath in Tamworth. Tamworth Visitor Guide / Tamworth Visitor Guide / Issuu company logo. Close. Try. Features Fullscreen sharing Embed Analytics Article stories Visual Stories SEO.

Tamworth has something for everyone. It has a unique place in the historical landscape of the UK as the Ancient Capital of the Kingdom of Mercia.

Today it offers visitors the opportunity to discover it’s rich past, as well as enjoy the attractions of a thriving and busy town set in the beautiful county of Staffordshire. Tamworth was the principal royal residence for most of Mercian history, though other residences existed elsewhere, such as at Repton.

TharkunColl4 October (UTC) I checked around and the information seems to claim that Repton was the first capital, and it was later moved to Tamworth. Jsp4 October (UTC). The Kingdom of Mercia (c. CE) was an Anglo-Saxon political entity located in the midlands of present-day Britain and bordered on the south by the Kingdom of Wessex, on the west by Wales, north by Northumbria, and on the east by East was founded by the semi-legendary king Icel (r.

– c. CE) who migrated from Germany with his tribe, later known as `Iclings’, to Author: Joshua J. Mark. Tamworth was the seat of Mercia, so was used defensively as a seat of power against others e.g. the Viking threat near the Danelaw- Burh and Defensive Fortification.

Norman invasion, in the s it was granted to important nobles of the Bursar and Marmion families by William I. Our Tamworth Central hotel places you in the one-time capital of the ancient kingdom of Mercia. Step back in time at the impressive castle, where you can climb the tower to admire some stunning views.

And while it may have heaps of history, there's no shortage of modern-day attractions to visit, whether you want to try the rides at Drayton Manor Theme Park or hit the indoor slopes at the.

How old is tamworth. We need you to answer this question. If you know the answer to this question, please register to join our limited beta program and start the conversation right now. Comberford Hall, ancestral home of the Comberford family of Comberford, Staffordshire (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, ) Comberford village Lichfield was the spiritual capital of Mercia, while Tamworth was the temporal capital of Mercia from the mid-8th century.

The history of this area stretches back to Roman times.