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battle of Benson


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Offa (d. 796) king of the Mercians

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c.777.

This was an important victory in Oxfordshire in the struggle between Mercia and Wessex. Offa of Mercia defeated Cynewulf of Wessex and took possession of territories south of the Thames.

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