Offa's Dyke - Mulberry & Thyme Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml)
A fresh floral accord with notes of mulberry and green tea followed by rosemary, mimosa, and white jasmine resting on a background of musk and amber.
This amazingly scented candle burns for approximately 35 hours and has a strong scent throw that will fully fragrance an average-sized room.
Offa was the King of the Mercians, a warrior tribe from central England, from AD 747 to 796. He had seized power during a time of great unrest caused by friction between Wales and England in the border region. Offa was determined to quell the unruly Welsh and impose his authority, and this he did by building one of the most remarkable structures in Britain.
Sometime during the 780s, Offa decided on the construction of a great earth wall and ditch, or dyke, running from ‘sea to sea’.
The work required thousands of men, and each section seems to have been built by people from a different district. The fact that this mammoth undertaking was achieved illustrates the cohesion of the kingdom at this time. The dyke was never garrisoned but would have been manned by relatively small local forces.
Offa died in 796 in a battle against the Welsh. It is believed that he was trying to establish a final link in the dyke to the Irish Sea in the north.
After his death, his kingdom gradually declined until it was completely crushed by the Viking invasion. The border area, however, remained crucial in British history.
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