In 829 the king conquered Mercia, and Northumbria accepted him as overlord.
When Mercia became subject to Wessex it was ruled by an alderman.
Cuthred died, and the king of Mercia was soon after slain in a civil war in his own dominions.
He communicates his intention in a letter to Offa, King of Mercia.
King Offa sat at the head of the table, wearing his royal robes and the golden crown of Mercia on his head.
And so then they departed out of the countrie, and drew into Mercia.
Most likely they were newcomers into Mercia, and had nought to do with the Exeter host.
Not that these Mercia ponies are at all the equal of our Irish horses.
The manor was the property of the Earls of Mercia, but whether their residence is uncertain.
In 868 they once again invaded and seriously ravaged Mercia.