The wealth of Anglo Saxon Mercia
The foundation of the power of Mercia - the dominant power of Anglo Saxon England - was its access to wealth.
Their vast reserves of land in the fertile English Midlands and Mercian control of the Port of London funded the war bands which allowed the Kingdom to become the dominant power. This wealth is seen in the famous Staffordshire Hoard.
Historian and Author, Dr John Hunt, describes this rise to power in his book Warriors, Warlords and Saints: The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia by John Hunt
KEYWORDS: Anglo Saxons, Mercia, Staffordshire Hoard, Book, John Hunt
Warriors, Warlords and Saints
Anglo Saxon Mercia was a great power in its day, although many aspects of it have been shrouded in myth and mystery. However, recent discoveries, such as the Staffordshire Hoard and the Lichfield Angel, have shone a fascinating light into the world of Mercia and the Mercians. In Warriors, Warlords...
Dr John Hunt