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Penda

noun
  1. died 655 ad, king of Mercia (?634–55)
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Historical Examples

  • Such an act would, in no way, be inconsistent with the character of Penda.

    On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire

    Charles Hardwick

  • But Penda refused them, swearing to destroy Oswy and all his race.

  • Three years afterwards king Penda died, and the Mercians were baptized.

  • Penda's allies were Christian, and he showed no antipathy to the new faith.

    Beowulf

    R. W. Chambers

  • Penda and Cadwalla "fared thence, and undid all Northumbria."

    Early Britain

    Grant Allen