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The earliest person named in any records as a king of Mercia is Creoda, said to have been the great-grandson of Icel. Coming to power around 584, he built a fortress at Tamworth[citationneeded] which became the seat of Mercia's kings. His son Pybba succeeded him in 593. Cearl, a kinsman of Creoda, followed Pybba in 606; in 615, Cearl gave his daughter Cwenburga in marriage to Edwin, king of Deira whom he had sheltered while he was an exiled prince.

Penda and the Mercian Supremacy[edit]
Main articles: Penda, Wulfhere, Æthelbald of Mercia, and Mercian Supremacy

Mercia and the main Anglo-Saxon kingdoms at about 600
The next Mercian king was Penda, who ruled from about 626 or 633 until 655. Some of what is known about Penda comes from the hostile account of Bede, who disliked him both for being an enemy to Bede's own Northumbria and for being a pagan. However, Bede admits that it was Penda who freely allowed Christian missionaries from Lindisfarne into Mercia, and did not restrain them from preaching. Edwin, who had become not only ruler of the newly unified Northumbria, but bretwalda, or high king, over the southern kingdoms, was defeated and killed by Penda and his ally Cadwallon of Gwynedd in 633. When another Northumbrian king, Oswald, arose and again claimed overlordship of the south, he also was defeated and killed by Penda and his allies in 642 at the Battle of Maserfield. In 655, after a period of confusion in Northumbria, Penda brought 30 sub-kings to fight the new Northumbrian king Oswiu at the Battle of Winwaed, in which Penda in turn lost the battle and his life.[8]

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#2 - realvegzillar (04/18/2014) [+] (5 replies)
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#6 - darkpotato (04/19/2014) [+] (2 replies)
**darkpotato rolled image** Ah life
#4 - dephira (04/18/2014) [+] (9 replies)
As a eurofag, I've always thought that jury duty sounds really interesting.
User avatar #20 - nucularwar (04/19/2014) [-]
I've gotten two summons in 2014 alone. One was in my hometown scheduled for the first day of classes this semester and the other was in my college town in my busiest week of the semester. I got them canceled since I'm a student but I think it'd be interesting to go.
User avatar #26 - nanaastardeviluke (04/19/2014) [-]
I had to go to jury duty, but the lunch wasnt free T,T
Not only that, but we didnt get paid anything extra since my workplace had a rule set that if you were called in for jury duty, any money you got from it was to be forfeited to the company and that they would pay you for the days you missed. So basically, normal payrate and the company gets back some money.
#25 - isaiahrossdaboss (04/19/2014) [-]
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User avatar #22 - swimmingprodigy (04/19/2014) [-]
I had to go to court in northeastern Pennsylvania earlier this year to testify (my skis got stolen at Camelback the 2nd time I ever had them, they caught the guy on security camera and police got a search warrant for his car). It's not a nice air conditioned room. The "courthouse" was literally a little cabin. From the outside it looked no different than another house on the street. This made me sort of laugh because I live in New York City and our courthouses here are serious business, so I was not used to seeing a tiny house as a courthouse
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User avatar #14 - imnotkickthecat ONLINE (04/19/2014) [-]
My mom got Jury duty twice. Both times she was deployed by the military in some base across the country for training. The cops showed up, because its our right to be forced to be in a jury, and we told them to call the base commander of Langley if they had a problem with it. They just stood there for a bit and walked away.

I dont even see how my mom got selected for the VA court system as she is a TX resident in every way and the laws are very different between states.
#13 - anonymous (04/19/2014) [-]
Jury duty is ******* awesome, if your job pays you while you're absent. For one glorious day: I didn't have to deal with screaming customers, got to converse with a judge (they ask you additional screening questions,) got some lunch, heard interesting arguments, had an inflated sense of self-importance, and was paid $20 (in addition to my work salary.) I hoped I would get called every day.
#1 - telamatoes (04/18/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Jokes on him, jury duty sucks.
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