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The Battle in Mercia is a military engagement that is the main battle of the Mercian Civil War. It depicts the confrontation between the combined forces of the Kingdom of Wessex and Ragnar's Vikings against the Kingdom of Mercia, led by King Brihtwulf. The event takes place in Season 3 Episode 1, Mercenary.


Kwenthrith allies with Ragnar and Aethelwulf to combine theirs three armies to fight King Brihtwulf and Prince Burgred.


The three armies combined prevent Prince Burgred and his forces to help King Brihtwulf and his army as attacking in first.


The Battle of Mercia results in a decisive Vikings/Wessex victory. King Brihtwulf is killed by Floki. Later, Prince Burgres is poisoned by Kwenthrith who becomes the Queen of Mercia.