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(d. 655)
  • S. E. Kelly


Penda (d. 655), king of the Mercians, was the son of Pybba and (at least according to later genealogies) a scion of the Mercian royal dynasty which traced its origin back to Woden. The date at which Penda became king is far from certain. The ...

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