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  Edwin of Northumbria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edwin was the son of Ælle king of Deira.
Edwin annexed the minor British kingdom of Elmet on the death of its king Ceretic.
Edwin faced Penda and Cadwallon at the battle of Hatfield Chase in the autumn of 632 or 633, and was defeated and killed.
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On the seizure of Deira by Æthelfrith of Bernicia, his brother-in-law, (probably 605), Edwin was expelled and is said to have taken refuge with Cadfan, king of Gwynedd.
It was a condition that Christianity should be tolerated in Northumbria, and accordingly Paulinus was consecrated bishop by Justus in 625, and was sent to Northumbria with Æthelberg.
According to Bede, Edwin was favourably disposed towards Christianity owing to a vision he had seen at the court of Raedwald, and in 626 he allowed Eanfled, his daughter by Æthelberg, to be baptized.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Northumbria, kingdom of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Northumbria, kingdom of NORTHUMBRIA, KINGDOM OF [Northumbria, kingdom of], one of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in England.
Edwin EDWIN [Edwin] or Eadwin, 585?-632, king of Northumbria (616-32), The son and heir of Ælla, king of Deira, he was kept from his inheritance by Æthelfrith.
Edwin sought refuge with Rædwald, king of East Anglia, who in 616 defeated and killed Æthelfrith and gave Edwin the rule of all Northumbria.
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Upon Ælla's death in 588, the sovereignty over both divisions of Northumbria was usurped by Ethebric of Bernicia, and retained at his death by his son Ethelfrid; Edwin, Ælla's infant son, being compelled until his thirtieth year to wander from one friendly prince to another, in continual danger from Ethelfrid's attempts upon his life.
By Edwin's persuasion, moreover, Eorpwald, King of East Anglia, son of his old friend Redwald, was led to become a Christian.
Edwin was slain on 12 October, 633, in repelling an attack made on him by Penda, the pagan King of Mercia, who, together with the Welsh prince Cadwallon (a Christian only in name), had invaded his dominion.
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Edwin (in Latin, Aeduinus) (585?-633), Anglo-Saxon king of Northumbria (616-33), a territory in northern England and southern Scotland.
Edwin was the son of Ella, king of Deira in northern England.
Repeated attempts by Ethelfrith to have Edwin put to death led to a battle in 616 in which Ethelfrith was killed; Edwin then joined Deira and Bernicia to form the kingdom of Northumbria.
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 Kingdom of Northumbria (Anglo-Saxon Age)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was unlikely to stop Acha's brother Edwin from claiming the kingdom of Deira but it was too dangerous for Edwin to remain in Northumbria and he sought protection at the court of King Cearl of Mercia (an Angle kingdom based in the Midlands).
Edwin was already considering his own conversion to Christianity and Edwin took the opportunity to attribute his victory in Wessex to the new Christian faith.
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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 Edwin's Lasting Legacy
Edwin was also well respected throughout his kingdom as a protector of his people and their laws.
Edwin is revered as a saint, not only because he led his people in a conversion to Christianity but also because he was killed by two so-called "heathens," Cadwalla and Penda.
Edwin is said to have been a judicious ruler, who, once he had accomplished what he set out to do (that is, conquer as much territory as he could), ruled fairly and justly.
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 Bede's World: Edwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Edwin was a prince of the royal house of Deira.
Edwin was bound to respond to the provocation from the West Saxons and, according to Bede's account, he promised to accept the Christian faith if he were granted victory.
In the end, the challenge to Edwin came not from Æthelfrith's sons in the north, but from an alliance of the Mercian king Penda and the Welsh king Cadwallon, both of whom are likely to have suffered as a result of Edwin's growing power to the south.
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 Edwin of Northumbria at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Around the year 604, upon the seizure of Deira by his brother-in-law, Æthelfrith of Bernicia, Edwin was expelled and took refuge with the king of Gwynedd, Cadfan ap Iago.
Edwin is said to have founded the city of Edinburgh in 626, and it is possible that the city was named after him (one interpretation of its etymology is "Edwin's fort").
Edwin's kinsman Osric succeeded him in Deira, and Eanfrith, the son of Æthelfrith, took power in Bernicia.
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 Anglo-Saxons.net : Timeline: 597-627
Edwin of Deira was in exile from Æthelfrith of Bernicia, and had been wandering for long years through all the kingdoms of Britain when he sought protection from Rædwald of the East Angles.
Eadbald objected that Edwin was a pagan, and Edwin responded that he would not prevent Æthelburh from practising her religion, and indeed might convert himself.
Edwin then agreed that he would accept Paulinus's faith, but would confer with his counsellors first that they might all be converted together (HE, ii.12-13; note the echo of Bede's description of the first meeting of Augustine and the British bishops in c.602).
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 Northumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Edwin is referred to as "the great deceiver" in 'Moliant Cadwallon' (In Praise of Cadwallon), a poem of debatable antiquity, and a 'Welsh Triad' lists Edwin as the third of the: "Three Great Oppressions of Môn, nurtured therein." Môn (Anglesey) being the island stronghold of Gwynedd, which Bede says was conquered by Edwin.
Edwin was succeeded in Bernicia by Eanfrith (Oswald's older brother), and in Deira by Osric.
Edwin, with the help of Rædwald of East Anglia, had overthrown Æthelfrith (616), and Oswiu, and his brothers, were forced into exile with the Scots.
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 Edwin: Northumbria's Shining Star
Northumbria was the largest of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, comprising the former lands of Bernicia and Deira.
The sheer numbers of soldiers that Northumbria could turn out for an engagement were more than a little imposing, and the other kingdoms of the Heptarchy grumbled and groaned and sometimes found themselves on the sharp end of the sword.
For nearly 17 years, Edwin's Northumbrians waged war on their former Germanic tribesmen, going so far as, so the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle tells us, to have "subdued all Britain, except the men of Kent alone." This was a momentous achievement.
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 EBK: St. Edwin, King of Northumbria
Edwin was a prince of the Deiran Royal family from Yorkshire, the eldest son of King Aelle.
By co-incidence, Edwin's daughter, Enflaed, was born that same night and it is said that the King promised to give her to St. Paulinus for baptism, if he was victorious over the assassin's paymaster.
King Edwin was killed in the fighting at Edwinstowe (Notts) and the victorious Cadwallon went on to decimate his country.
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 Saint Edwin
According to Bede, Edwin was favourably disposed towards Christianity owing to a vision he had seen at the court of Raedwald, and in 626 he allowed Eanfled, his daughter by Æthelberga, to be baptized.
At the Royal palace in York, Edwin allowed him to build a church "of weed, of hasty workmanship, whilst he was receiving instruction, in preparation for baptism." We know that it stood within an 'arx' (walled enclosure) and was reached from the 'aula' (the Royal Palace) by crossing a public square.
Edwin was killed in battle soon afterward and his cathedral remained a sad ruin for at least a year.
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 Edwin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edwin of Northumbria, King of Northumbria and Christian saint,
Edwin, Earl of Mercia, brother-in-law of Harold Godwinson,
Edwin Odesseiron, a fictional character in the Baldur's Gate games.
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 Oswald of Northumbria - OrthodoxWiki
After the king of Gwynedd, Cadwallon ap Cadfan (in alliance with Penda of Mercia), killed King St. Edwin of Northumbria in battle at Hatfield Chase in 632 (or 633), Northumbria was split between its sub-kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira.
Although Edwin had previously converted to Christianity in 627, it was Oswald who did the most to spread the religion in Northumbria.
He was killed by the Mercians at the Battle of Maserfield in 641 or 642, and his body was dismembered by the pagan Penda.
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 EBK for Kids: King Edwin of Northumbria
He was a Prince Deira (part of Northumbria).
When he was a boy, his father was killed by the Bernicians (who lived in the other part of Northumbria).
Edwin became a Christian at his palace in Yeavering.
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 Edwin, King of Northumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the reign of King Æthelfrith, Edwin was in exile in North Wales.
During his reign he also took the Isle of Man. He was the first Christian king of Northumbria, baptized Easter Day 627.
In 632, Cadwallon allied with King Penda of Mercia and attacked Northumbria in October.
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 GENUKI: Aldby Park
On the edge of the now terraced bluff are the twin yew-shaded mounds that, possibly somewhat reshaped by the Georgian gardener, associate Aldby with one of the most sensational events in early English history.
Linked by a vallum, these mounds are popularly known as "Edwin's Castle" and have been identified by both Freeman and William Bright with the scene of Edwin of Northumbria's attempted assassination on Easter Eve, 626, of which the direct outcome was the adoption of Christianity by the Northern Kingdom.
Edwin's vill at Aldby, in the absence of excavation, may be assumed to have been on the site of a Roman, or even Brigantine, fort connected with the Derventio river crossing.
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 Patron Saints Index: Saint Edwin
A prince, born a pagan, the son of King Ella of Northumbria.
Adult convert to Christianity, baptized in 627 by Saint Paulinus of York; first Christian King of Northumbria.
For which reason I advise, O king, that we instantly abjure and set fire to those temples and altars which we have consecrated without reaping any benefits from them."
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 Edwin : Hommage
The DVD also showcases the talents of The Team, Edwin's band, and the finely tuned rapport Edwin had with each of th...
Edwin and The Pressure EdwinOnline.com is now EdwinAndThePressure.com.
The Edwin Mellen Press conceives, publishes, and markets advanced research in the humanities and social sciences.
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 Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 1st century the Romans recorded the Votadini as a Brythonic tribe in the area, and about 600 the poem Y Gododdin, using the Brythonic form of that name, describes warriors feasting "in Eidin's great hall".
After it was besieged by the Bernician Angles the name changed to Edin-burh, which some have argued derives from the Anglo-Saxon for "Edwin's fort", possibly derived from the 7th century king Edwin of Northumbria.
This could mean that those who drafted the charter believed Edwin to be the original source of the name and decided to derive the Latinisation from what they believed to be the ancient name.
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 thePeerage.com - Theoderic, King of Bernicia and others
     Æthelfrith, King of Northumbria was the son of Æthelric, King of Bernicia.
     Edwin, King of Northumbria was born in 584.
     Edwin, King of Northumbria succeeded to the title of King Edwin of Northumbria in 616.
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