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  Aldfrith of Northumbria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aldfrith (died December 14, 704) was a King of Northumbria (685 - 704).
Bede tells a story of Ecgfrith's sister, Elfleda, asking Saint Cuthbert who could possibly take over the kingdom after her brother's death, only to be reminded of the existence of Aldfrith, a scholar who had previously lived a quiet life of study in Ireland and on the island of Iona.
Although the power of Northumbria had been seriously weakened by the destruction of its army by the Picts at Nechtansmere, Aldfrith is credited with mitigating the damage and stabilizing the kingdom.
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 Ecgfrith of Northumbria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ecgfrith was the son of his predecessor as king, Oswiu of Northumbria.
In 674, Ecgfrith defeated Wulfhere of Mercia and seized Lindsey.
Ecgfrith's brother Ælfwine was killed in the battle, and the province of Lindsey was given up when peace was restored at the intervention of Theodore of Canterbury.
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 ECGFRITH - LoveToKnow Article on ECGFRITH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He was married to i~thelthryth, daughter of Anna of East Anglia, who, however, took the veil shortly after Ecgfriths accession, a step which possibly led to his long quarrel with Wilfrid archbishop of York.
Ecgfriths brother A~llfwine was killed in the battle, and the province of Lindsey was given up when peace was restpred at the intervention of Theodore of Canterbury.
In 685, against the advice of Cuthbert, he led a force against the Picts under his cousin Burde, son of Bile, was lured by a feigned flight into their mountain fastnesses, and slain at Nechtanesmere (now Dunnichen) in Forfarshire.
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 4Reference || Ecgfrith of Northumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He was married to Æthelthryth, daughter of Anna of East Anglia, who, however, took the veil shortly after Ecgfrith's accession, a step which possibly led to his long quarrel with Wilfrid archbishop of York.
Ecgfrith's brother Ælfwine was killed in the battle, and the province of Lindsey was given up when peace was restored at the intervention of Theodore of Canterbury.
In 685, against the advice of Cuthbert, he led a force against the Picts under his cousin Burde, son of Bile, was lured by a feigned flight into their mountain fastnesses, and slain at Nechtansmere (now Dunnichen) in Angus.
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 ecgfrith of northumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ecgfrith (645 - May 20, 685) was a King of Northumbria (670 - 685).
During Penda of Mercia's invasion of Northumbria in 655, the young Ecgfrith was taken as a hostage by Penda; however, he was freed after the Northumbrians killed Penda at the Battle of Winwaed.
He had married Æthelthryth;, the daughter of Anna of East Anglia, in 660; however, she took the veil shortly after Ecgfrith's accession, a step which possibly led to his long quarrel with Wilfrid, the Archbishop of York.
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 CONK! Encyclopedia: Northumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Northumbria is primarily the name of an Anglian kingdom which was formed in Great Britain at the beginning of the 7th century, and of the much smaller earldom which succeeded the kingdom.
Initially the Northumbria was Christianised by monks from the Celtic Church, and this led to a flowering of monastic life, with a unique style of religious art that combined Anglo-Saxon and Celtic.
To acknowledge the remote independence of Northumbria and ensure England was properly defended from the Scots William gained the allegiance of both the Bishop of Durham and the Earl and confirmed their powers and privileges.
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 Ecgfrith of Northumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
During Penda of Mercia 's invasion of Northumbria in 655, the young Ecgfrith was taken as a hostage by Penda; however, he was freed after the Northumbrians killed Penda at the Battle of Winwaed.
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 Timeline of Anglo Saxon England 597 AD-687 AD
The exiled Prince Oswald of Northumbria accompanies King Connad Cerr of Dalriada to Ireland to fight against Maelcaich and the Irish Cruithne at the Battle of Fid Eoin.
Eanfrith's half-brother, Oswald succeeds, as son of Aethelfrith of Bernicia and Acha of Deira, to a united Northumbria.
The armies of King Aethelred I of Mercia and King Ecgfirth of Northumbria clash at the Battle of the Trent.
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 Encyclopedia: Ecgfrith of Northumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Northumbria, an kingdom of Angles in northern England, was initially divided into two kingdoms, Bernicia and Deira.
Section from Shepherds map of the British Isles about 802 AD showing the kingdom of Northumbria Northumbria is primarily the name of an Anglian kingdom which was formed in Great Britain at the beginning of the 7th century, and of the much smaller earldom which succeeded the kingdom.
The Battle of the Winwaed was fought on November 15, 655 between King Penda of Mercia and Oswiu of Bernicia, ending in the Mercians defeat and Pendas death.
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 Ecgfrith of Northumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bede tells us, in his ''Historia ecclesiastica gentis AnglorumEcclesiastical History of the English People'', that Ecgfrith (or Egfrid, as his name is spelled there) was held as a hostage "at the court of Queen Cynwise in the province of the MerciaMercians" at the time of Penda of Mercia's invasion of Northumbria in 654 or 655.
In 674, Ecgfrith defeated Wulfhere of Mercia and seized Kingdom of LindseyLindsey.
Ecgfrith's brother Aelfwine of DeiraÆlfwine was killed in the battle, and the province of Lindsey was given up when peace was restored at the intervention of Theodore of TarsusTheodore of Canterbury/.
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 Oswiu of Northumbria - Freepedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It was probably in 642 that he married Eanfled, daughter of Edwin, thus uniting the two rival dynasties of Northumbria.
About this time he is thought by many to have obtained some footing in the kingdom of the Picts through their king Talorcan, the son of his brother Eanfrith.
In 664 at the synod of Whitby, Oswiu accepted the usages of the Roman Church, which led to the departure of Colman and the appointment of Wilfrid as bishop of York.
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 Ecgfrith of Northumbria - Definition up Erdmond.Com
Ecgfrith was made king of Deira, a sub-kingdom of Northumbria, in 664, and he became king of Northumbria following his father's death on February_15, 670.
He had married Æthelthryth, the daughter of Anna_of_East_Anglia, in 660; however, she took the veil shortly after Ecgfrith's accession, a step which possibly led to his long quarrel with Wilfrid, the Archbishop of York.
In 674, Ecgfrith defeated Wulfhere_of_Mercia and seized Lindsey.
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 Kingdom of Northumbria (Anglo-Saxon Age)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Wilfrid was banished from Northumbria and John of Beverley was reinstated as Bishop of Hexham.
Bede was one of the most respected figures of his day and such was his influence that his presence in Northumbria helped to persuade the pope to upgrade the Bishopric of York to the status of an Archbishopric in 734.
The age of Bede was something of a heyday for the Kingdom of Northumbria, but in the late eighth century Northumbria was plagued with weak leadership and collapsed into a state of anarchy caused by rivalry between the royal houses of Deira and Bernicia.
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 Northumbria
Ecgfrith was quite gentle with his people and merciful to his enemies, but quick in battle, impatient of delay.
So Ecgfrith, king of Bernicia and Deira, a man of unwavering purpose, took the advice of his counsellors, followed the injunctions of his bishop, put his trust in God and marched forth against the enemy host, in defence of Church and fatherland, with as few troops as had Barak and Deborah.
Ethelbald (Æthelbald), king of the Mercians, cruelly and wrongfully wasted part of Northumbria, their king, Eadbert (Eadberht), with his army, being employed against the Picts." On Sunday 23rd April 741, Symeon of Durham ('Historia Regum') reports that: "The monastery of the city of York was burnt.
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 Anglo-Saxons.net : Timeline: 676-688
Bede notes that the way was clear for fiercer hostilities between the two peoples, but that Archbishop Theodore intervened to try to keep the peace, and convinced the Northumbrians to accept a money-payment for Ælfwine's death (wergeld) instead of a full slaking of their vengeance in blood.
Nonetheless Ecgfrith prepared to ravage the country, but the Picts feigned flight and lured him into some narrow passes in the mountains, where the Northumbrian king and his forces were slaughtered.
Cædwalla of Wessex and Mul ravage Kent and Isle of Wight
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 Oswiu_of_Northumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He reigned as King of Bernicia from 642 until his death and as King of united Northumbria from ''c.''654.
Oswald appears to have consolidated his power by the aid of the Roman Church Church and by a series of judicious matrimonial alliances.
In 660 Oswiu married his son Ecgfrith to Æthelthryth, daughter of the former East Anglian king Anna.
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 Aethelred of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Æthelred married Osthryth, the sister of Ecgfrith, king of Northumbria, but in spite of this connection a quarrel arose between the two kings, presumably over the possession of the province of Lindsey, which Ecgfrith had won back at the close of the reign of Wulfhere.
Aelfwine, the brother of Ecgfrith, was slain on this occasion, but at the intervention of Theodore, archbishop of Canterbury, Æthelred agreed to pay a weregild for the Northumbrian prince and so prevented further hostilities.
Osthryth was murdered in 697 and Æthelred abdicated in 704, choosing Wulfhere's son Cenred as his successor.
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 Aethelred of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Æthelred married Osthryth, the sister of Ecgfrith, kingof Northumbria, but in spite of this connection a quarrel arose between thetwo kings, presumably over the possession of the province of Lindsey, which Ecgfrith had won back at the close of the reign of Wulfhere.
Aelfwine, the brother of Ecgfrith, was slain on this occasion, but at the intervention of Theodore, archbishop of Canterbury, Æthelred agreed to pay a weregild for the Northumbrian prince and so prevented further hostilities.
Osthryth was murdered in 697 and Æthelred abdicated in 704, choosing Wulfhere's son Cenred as his successor.
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 Bede's World: Wilfrid
Ecgfrith's second wife, Iurmenburh, became hostile to Wilfrid on account of the vast estates which he had acquired and the way he travelled about with a large armed retinue, like that of a king.
With a new king, Aldfrith, Ecgfrith's half-brother, in Northumbria, Wilfrid was restored to the (now smaller) diocese of York in 686 and he re-gained control of his Northumbrian monasteries of Ripon and Hexham.
The Pope wrote to the kings of Northumbria and Mercia ordering that the matter be settled at a new council to be held by Berhtwald, Archbishop of Canterbury.
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 Saint_Egbert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
'''Saint Egbert''' (died 729) was a novice in the Benedictine monastery of Lindisfarne in Northumbria in Anglo-Saxon England.
In 684, he unsuccessfully tried to dissuade King Ecgfrith of Northumbria from send an expedition to Ireland under his general Berht, which seems to have been unsuccessful.
A vision in 688 (Bede) and his vow led Egbert to become a monk on the island of Iona, in the distant Inner Hebrides, where resided from 716 and gently persuaded the monks there to adhere to the Roman form of computing Easter, which had been adopted at the Synod of Whitby (664).
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 Anglo-Saxons.net : May 20   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Shortly after the death of King Oswiu of Northumbria (642-70) and the accession of his son Ecgfrith (670-85), the Picts rebelled against English rule.
Ecgfrith took an army to ravage the kingdom of the Picts, apparently against the advice of his counsellors, including St Cuthbert.
The Picts pretended to flee, lured Ecgfrith into some narrow passes in the mountains, and killed him and most of his troops at Nechtansmere (near modern Forfar).
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