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  Eowa of Mercia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eowa (or Eawa) was a son of the Mercian king Pybba and a brother of the Mercian king Penda; according to the Historia Brittonum
These two sources state that Eowa was a king of the Mercians himself at the time of the Battle of Maserfield (or Cogwy), in which he was killed, on August 5 of what was probably the year 642.
Nicholas Brooks wrote that, if Eowa is considered to have ruled during the period between roughly 635 and Maserfield, this could account for an obscure recorded Welsh raid into Mercian territory, during which it is said that no mercy was shown to "book-holding monks".
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mercia (Old English Mierce – "border people") was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, centred on the valley of the River Trent and its tributaries in what is now the Midlands of England.
Mercia, sometimes spelled Mierce, was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, in what is now England, in the region of the Midlands, with its heart in the valley of the River Trent and its tributary streams.
In 874, Mercia weakly succumbed to the invading Danish army, and ultimately the eastern part became (886) a portion of the Danelaw, while the western part was controlled by Alfred of Wessex.
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 Penda of Mercia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eowa may have simply been a sub-king under Penda and it is also possible that Penda and Eowa ruled jointly during the 630s and early 640s, and joint kingships were not uncommon among Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of the period.
If Eowa was in fact dominant among the Mercians during the period leading up to the battle, then his death could have marked what the author of the Historia Brittonum regarded as the beginning of Penda's ten-year reign.
Penda's reign is significant in that it marks an emergence from the obscurity of Mercia during the time of his predecessors, both in terms of the power of the Mercians relative to the surrounding peoples and in terms of our historical awareness of them.
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 Penda of Mercia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eowa may have simply been a sub-king under Penda; the possibility also exists that Penda and Eowa ruled jointly during the 630s and early 640s, and joint kingships were not uncommon among Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of the period.
Northumbria was greatly weakened as a consequence of the battle; the kingdom became fractured to some degree between Deira in its southern part and Bernicia in the north, with the Deirans acquiring a king of their own, Oswine, while in Bernicia, Oswald was succeeded by his brother, Oswiu.
Mercia thus enjoyed a greatly enhanced position of strength relative to the surrounding kingdoms, and Frank Stenton wrote that the battle left Penda as "the most formidable king in England".
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 Eowa of Mercia - meaning of word   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eowa (or Eawa) was a son of the Mercian king Pybba of Mercia and a brother of the Mercian king Penda of Mercia; according to the ''Historia Brittonum''
Eowa was a king of the Mercians himself at the time of the Battle of Maserfield (or Cogwy), in which he was killed, on August 5 of what was probably the year 642 (''see'' Penda of Mercia#fn_10).
The later Mercian kings Ethelbald of Mercia, Offa of Mercia and Ecgfrith of Mercia were descended from Eowa; the period of their rule began in 716 following the death of Penda's grandson Ceolred of Mercia and ended with Ecgfrith's death in December 796.
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 Offa of Mercia Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Offa (died July 26, 796) was a King of Mercia (757 - 796).
Prior to the rise of Wessex in the 9th century, he was arguably the most powerful and successful of the Anglo-Saxon kings.
Offa was the son of Thingfrith and a descendant of Eowa, the brother of King Penda, who had ruled over a hundred years before.
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 Mercia - Cunnan
Mercia was one of the pre-Conquest Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England.
Its centre was in the valley of the River Trent, and its tributaries, but later it grew to extend from the Humber to the Thames, and west to the borders of Wales.
In their wake came a line claiming descent from one Eowa, which included the Offa of Offa's Dyke, an early border marker between the Anglo-Saxon lands and those of the Welsh princes.
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 Penda of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
November 15, 655) was a King of Mercia (c.
His age at this time is a matter of some dispute: according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, he was 80 years old at the time of his death (and therefore about 50 upon coming to power), but the evidence with regard to the ages of his children and relatives makes this seem implausible.
Although a pagan, he allowed his daughter Cyneburg to marry Ecgfrith, the son of King Oswiu of Northumbria, and it was during Peada's reign that Christianity was introduced into Middle Anglia.
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 [ whollyshift.info | Eowa of Mercia Resources ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eowa (or Eawa) was a son of the Mercian maharajah Pybba and a brother of the Mercian maharajah Penda; to the Historia Brittonum[1] and the Annales Cambriae.
The postliminary Mercian kings Ethelbald, Offa and Ecgfrith were descended from Eowa; the course of their law caused in 716 following the demise of Penda's grandson Ceolred and ended with Ecgfrith's demise in December 796.
It was in the sortie of Maserfield that Oswald of Northumbria was defeated and killed by the Mercians nether Penda.
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 Ethelbald of Mercia Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
757) was a King of Mercia (716 - 757) in England and a Bretwalda.
He was the son of Alweo and claimed to be a grandson of Eowa, brother of Penda.
Cuthred was determined to overthrow Mercia's domination of Wessex, however, and in 752 he defeated Ethelbald at Beorhford.
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 Mercia - Qwika
Coenwulf of Mercia Coenwulf (or Cenwulf) (died 821) was King of Mercia from 796 to 821.
In 801, Mercia was invaded by Eardwulf of Northumbria,...
Eowa of Mercia Eowa (or Eawa) was a son of...
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 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
These lands, to the southwest of Mercia, had apparently been taken by the West Saxons from the British in 577, and the territory eventually became part of the subkingdom of the Hwicce.
Penda's brother Eowa was also said by the Historia Brittonum and the Annales Cambriae to have been a king of the Mercians at the time of Maserfield.
Eowa was killed at Maserfield along with Oswald, although on which side he was fighting is unknown.
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 Measham and the Mease Valley to 1300 AD
However, it is safe to say that the heart of Mercia was the land of the Tomsaetians, that is the land of the lower Trent Valley, Anker, Tame and Mease.
Outer Mercia for no apparent reason other than they must have formed part of a coherent estate when the boundaries were finally drawn up.
By the Norman conquest Mercia was a complicated land of English and Anglo Danish traditions.
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 Offa Of Mercia - LoveToKnow 1911
He traced his descent from Pybba, the father of Penda, through Eowa, brother of that king, his own father's name being Thingferth.
In 779 he was at war with Cynewulf of Wessex from whom he wrested Bensington.
It is customary to ascribe to Offa a policy of limited scope, namely the establishment of Mercia in a position equal to that of Wessex and of Northumbria.
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 EBK: Penda, King of Mercia
He certainly seems to have entered into a defensive pact with the joint-Kings of Wessex, Cynegils and Cwichelm, against the growing power of Northumbria; and it was sealed by the marriage of his sister to Cynegils' younger son, Cenwalh.
Mercia was peaceful for the next seven years, but, in AD 642, the storm clouds gathered once more.
Meantime, King Oswiu of Northumbria was having a hard time establishing his authority throughout Northumbria and, with an aggressive Mercia on his southern border, he tried to placate Penda by establishing a marriage alliance between his eldest son, Alcfrith, and the King of Mercia's daughter, Cuneburga.
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 Eowa of Mercia - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eowa was a king of the Mercians himself at the time of the Battle of Maserfield (or Cogwy), in which he was killed, on August 5 of what was probably the year 642 (see note).
In recording the lineage of Eowa's grandson Ethelbald, who ruled from 716 until 757, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle gives Eowa's ancestors and descendants:
Historia Brittonum, Chapter 65: "[Penda] fought the battle of Cocboy, in which fell Eawa, son of Pybba, his brother, king of the Mercians, and Oswald, king of the North-men, and he gained the victory by diabolical agency."
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 Penda of Mercia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Two of Penda's other sons, Wulfhere and Aethelred, later ruled Mercia in succession after the overthrow of Northumbrian control in the late 650s.
argues against the idea that Penda and Eowa were co-rulers, and favors the idea that Eowa was ruling Mercia from c.
The date of Maserfield is subject to a similar sort of uncertainty as that which surrounds the dates of the battles of Hatfield Chase and the Winwaed.
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 Timeline of Anglo Saxon England 597 AD-687 AD
Oswald is killed at the Battle of Oswestry, as is Prince Eowa of Mercia, probably sub-King of Wrocenset.
King Aethelred of Mercia invades Kent in an attempt to enforce overlordship and diminish Kentish influence in Surrey and London.
The armies of King Aethelred I of Mercia and King Ecgfirth of Northumbria clash at the Battle of the Trent.
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 Fatty Arbuckle . March 24
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Ethelbald or Æthelbald died 757 was the List of monarchs of Mercia King of Mercia in England from 716 until his death.
He was the son of Alweo and was a grandson of Eowa of Mercia Eowa, brother of Penda of Mercia Penda.
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 Penda of Mercia
A pagan at a time when Christianity was taking hold in the other Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, Penda was the most powerful ruler in what is now England for much of his reign, and he is remembered by history as a cruel conqueror.
The pagan Penda had the Christian Oswald's body mutilated, and Oswald was thereafter revered as a martyr; the site of the battle became known as Oswestry, or "Oswald's Tree", because Penda had hung his remains from a tree.
Penda's brother Eowa, from whom the later Mercian kings Ethelbald and Offa were descended, was also killed in this battle.
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 A History of Mercia
Mercia was an Anglo-Saxon kingdom founded by some of the Germanic tribe of the Angles (in their own tongue Engles) based in the Midlands of what is now England sometime in the 6th century.
The origins of Mercia are lost in the period of the Anglo-Saxon migrations to Great Britain from 420 CE to 600 CE.
Eowa and Penda may have taken the Trent valley upon Cearl's death sometime between 616 and 626 CE (perhaps been the cause of his death even).
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 Anglo-Saxons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The name Mercia may mean "marches" and be related to the name of the River Mersey: a frontier area facing the Celtic Romano-British or Welsh.
Archbishop Jaenberht of Canterbury is alienated from Mercia.
Ludecan is succeeded in Mercia by Wiglaf, father-in-law (and probably distant cousin) of the late King Ceolwulf I's daughter.
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 Anglo-Saxons.net : Timeline: 634-642   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nothing is said of Penda's fate, but it may be that the Northumbrians supplanted him and installed Eowa as a subking of Mercia, under the overall authority of Oswald of Northumbria.
This sequence would closely parallel the documented Northumbrian overlordship over Mercia in 655-8, when after the Battle of Winwæd in which Penda was killed, Oswiu sent Northumbrian ealdormen to govern Mercia, which they did for three years until the Mercians supplanted them with Penda's son Wulfhere.
It may be that the Mercians suffered the yoke of Eowa longer because he was himself a Mercian, the brother of Penda (both are called sons of Pybba: see ASC 626, 757).
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 Doug Mirabelli . Run batted in   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In baseball Baseball statistics statistics, a run batted in RBI is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a...
He was the son of Creoda and father of Penda of Mercia Penda and Eowa of Mercia Eowa.
His dates are sometimes given in genealogies as birth in 570, the beginning of his reign in 593, and death in either 606 or 615, but with no apparent evidence; the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle just...
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 math lessons - Penda of Mercia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The possibility certainly exists that Penda and Eowa ruled jointly during the 630s and early 640s, and joint kingships were not uncommon among Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of the period.
Another possibility was argued by Nicholas Brooks, who suggested that Penda might have lost power at some point after Heavenfield, and that Eowa may have actually been ruling the Mercians for at least some of the period as a subject ally or puppet of Oswald.
Here a king called Merewalh ruled over the Magonsaete ; in later centuries it was said that Merewalh was a son of Penda, but this is considered uncertain.
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