Sovereign Mercia

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Sovereign Mercia
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Formation{{start date|2021}
  • Mercia
Nathan Smith


Sovereign Mercia was founded in Birmingham in 2008, having previously been the Midlands branch of the Ordo Anno Mundi, established in 1985 with the aim of promoting Anglo-Saxon paganism, taking its inspiration from texts such as the Prose Edda and Oera Linda Book.[1][2][3][4][5] It was also involved in the campaign for access to ancient sacred sites, such as stone circles, following the Battle of the Beanfield at Stonehenge.[6][7][8] Like its predecessor, Sovereign Mercia initially held its annual conference during the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance each September in Staffordshire, and from 2015 at the Middle Earth Festival, Sarehole Mill, Birmingham.[9] Its policies included the establishment of a legislature chosen by lot (sortition), an annually elected head of government, and a Pagan religious order of priestesses to serve as the judiciary and provide the head of state.[10] Birmingham, the largest city in the Midlands, and located at the centre of its transport network, was proposed as the Mercian capital, and was the venue for Pagan & Magical Birmingham, Sovereign Mercia's weekly public moots (meetings), and other events.[11]

The following 22 historic counties of England were recognised by Sovereign Mercia as constituting Mercia: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Holland, Huntingdonshire, Isle of Ely, Kesteven, Leicestershire, Lindsey, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.


  1. ^ Central News, Central Independent Television, 25 April 1994
  2. ^ Hex Files, Mike Mercer, ISBN 978-0879517830, Penguin Putnam Inc, 1997
  3. ^ Water Witches, Tony Steele, ISBN 978-1861630490, Capall Bann Publishing, 1998
  4. ^ Pagan Paths: A Guide to Wicca, Druidry, Asatru Shamanism and Other Pagan Practices, Peter Jennings, ISBN 978-0712611060, Rider Publishing, 2002
  5. ^ Pagan Resurrection: A Force for Evil or the Future of Western Spirituality?, Richard Rudgley, ISBN 978-0712680967, Century Publishing, 2006
  6. ^ Prediction Magazine, July 1985
  7. ^ Birmingham Evening Mail, 3 November 1989
  8. ^ Solihull Times, 30 August 1991
  9. ^ Sovereign Mercia: Meetings
  10. ^ Rites and Rituals of Traditional Witchcraft, Tony Steele, ISBN 978-1861631404, Capall Bann Publishing, 2001
  11. ^ Pagan & Magickal B'ham

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