So says Offa, half laughing, and yet with a doubt in his mind as to what the queen means.
He communicates his intention in a letter to Offa, King of Mercia.
Offa is made out to be the eighteenth in descent from Woden, who was the sixteenth from Noah!
The story of Offa is an instance of heroism in single combat.
Traces of Offa's Dyke occur near the farmhouse at the foot of the castle.
Offa at last armed, and led on, a powerful force against them.
"On my word, some of you have your senses still about you," said Offa, in that cold voice of his.
In 756 Offa, the greatest of the Mercian kings, ascended the throne.
But it is clear that this tale is not identical with the obscure story of the wife of Offa, which is indicated in Beowulf.
Presently, if we are careful, I may be able to speak to Offa of him again.