Offa, king of the Mercians

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Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Mercia
Death: July 26, 796 (76)
Kent, England
Place of Burial: Bedfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thingfrith, king of the Mercians and Ethelryth of Northumbria
Husband of Ealtgyth and Cynethryth, queen consort of Mercia
Father of Aelmund, of Kent; Ecgfrið, king of Mercia; Ælfflæd; Elfthryth; Eadburh and 4 others
Brother of Elfrid of Mercia

Occupation: koning Kent/East Anglia, koning van Mercia
Managed by: FARKAS Mihály László
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About Offa, king of the Mercians

Hemel Hempstead 1808 Part II p 940 A curious piece of antiquity has lately been discovered in the churchyard of Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire In digging a vault for a young lady of the name of Warren the sexton when he had excavated the earth about four feet below the surface of the ground found his spade to strike against something solid which upon inspection he discovered to be a large wrought stone which proved to be the lid of a coffin and under it the coffin entire which was afterwards taken up in perfect condition but the bones contained therein on being exposed to the air crumbled to dust On the lid of the coffin is an inscription partly effaced by time but still sufficiently legible decidedly to prove it contained the ashes of the celebrated Offa King of the Mercians who rebuilt the Abbey of St Alban's and died in the eighth century The coffin is about six feet and a half long and contains a niche or resting place for the head and also a groove on each side for the arms likewise for the legs it is curiously carved and altogether unique of the kind.

Offa, King of Mercia (1)

M, #150358, d. July 796

Last Edited=27 Nov 2005

    Offa, King of Mercia was the son of Thingfrith (?). (1) He married Cynethryth (?). 

He died in July 796. (2)

    Offa, King of Mercia succeeded to the title of King Offa of Mercia in 757. (1)

Children of Offa, King of Mercia and Cynethryth (?)

-1. Ecgfrið, King of Mercia+ d. bt 14 Dec 796 - 17 Dec 796 (1)

-2. Ælfflæd (?) (2)

-3. Eadburh (?) (2)

-4. Æthelburh (?) (2)

Forrás / Source:

Offa van Mercia is gekozen tot koning na het overlijden van koning Aethelbald. Hij verovert het gebied van de Humber tot aan Het Kanaal. Hij is de eerste Bretwalda d.w.z. De eerste koning van alle Engelsen in Groot Brittannië. Hij laat Offa's dyke aanleggen, een 238 km lange dijk ter bescherming tegen aanvallen uit Wales. Hij voert een zilveren munt uit ter waarde van 1 penny.

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Offa, king of the Mercians's Timeline

Age 25
Age 30
Age 38
Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK
July 26, 796
Age 76
Kent, England
Age 76