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  1. died 796, king of Mercia 757–96.
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Historical Examples

  • He communicates his intention in a letter to Offa, King of Mercia.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

    Frederick Somner Merryweather

  • Traces of Offa's Dyke occur near the farmhouse at the foot of the castle.

  • The monastery was founded here in Saxon times by Offa in 775.

  • The story of Offa is an instance of heroism in single combat.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

  • Offa at last armed, and led on, a powerful force against them.

British Dictionary definitions for offa


  1. died 796 ad, king of Mercia (757–796), who constructed an earthwork (Offa's Dyke) between Wales and Mercia
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