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Ecgfrith of Mercia Biography
Ecgfrith (d. December 14/17, 796) was a King of Mercia who briefly ruled in the year 796. He was the son and heir of King Offa of Mercia, and in 787, Offa had Ecgfrith crowned as co-ruler by the Archbishop of Lichfield. He succeeded his father on July 26, 796, but despite Offa's efforts to secure his son's succession, Ecgfrith survived for only five months: he died in December 796, possibly having been murdered by Cenwulf, who took power after his death.
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