Medieval Kingdom in the central part of Britain, in what is now the Midlands of England.

To put all rumours to rest, coconuts do NOT grow in Mercia.
Anglo-saxon rulers of Mercia
Ceolwulf was a puppet of the Danish army rampaging through England at the time.
Eventually, the Five Boroughs of eastern Mercia were overrun by the Danes, becoming part of the Danelaw.
Western Mercia was bundled by Alfred The Great into Wessex.

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