Nevertheless its character is said to be West Saxon rather than Mercian.
This is confirmed by the present state of the Mercian dialects.
Until now the Mercian brothers might be a trouble, but they were not strong enough to be a danger to the kingdom.
Hence the Mercian King must then have been the overlord of London.
Out in the council chamber we left three of the Anglian thanes and three Mercian, who would act as guards for the night.
In 756 Offa, the greatest of the Mercian kings, ascended the throne.
It was in earlier times, a forest or chase belonging to the Mercian kings.
It is exceedingly difficult to say with any certainty what forms are "Mercian" and what "Kentish."
Hence the Mercian king must then have been the overlord of London.
To the west of the church are a quadrangular A Mercian King.