119 – King Penda: No Posers

So we have King Penda of Mercia in a pretty powerful position… and Northumbria had been broken up into Bernicia and Deira with Oswiu ruling the former and his Nephew ruling the latter… and as for East Anglia, their King, Anna, was on the run because he was in an awkward position having offered sanctuary to the King of Wessex, who foolishly spurned Penda’s sister, and then when King Penda came to visit, King Anna was defeated and he found himself in Exile (though not in Wessex, even though his former ally had returned to his own throne… so that’s a bit cheeky). But yeah, Anna was taking a bit of a sabbatical… And northern domination was broken, at least for now.

2 Responses to “119 – King Penda: No Posers”

  1. Is there a larger version of the map above? I’m getting a little confused where everything is.

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