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Leofric, Earl of Mercia

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Who is Leofric, Earl of Mercia?

Leofric, Earl of Mercia: Leofric was the Earl of Mercia. He founded monasteries at Coventry and Much Wenlock. Leofric is most remembered as the husband of Lady Godiva. He died at Kings Bromley in Staffordshire of old age.

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Google previewDictionary of dates, and universal reference, relating to all ages and nations (1851)

comprehending every remarkable occurrence ancient and modern ... the origin and advance of human arts and inventions, with copious details of England, Scotland, and Ireland, the whole comprehending a body of information, classical, political and domestic, from the earliest accounts to the present time by Joseph Haydn

Leofric, earl of Mercia, was the lord of Coventry, about a.d. 1040. A parliament was held hero in the reign of Henry IV.

Google previewA Dictionary of British History (2009)

by John Cannon

Leofric, earl of Mercia (d. 1057). Leofric rose to power in the reign of *Cnut, as one of three great earls involved in governing England. In 1051 , when Godwine defied Edward the Confessor, Leofric and Siward supported Lewis, C. S. the ...

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