Person:Oswald of Northumbria (1)

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Oswald of Northumbria
b.c. 0604
d.5 Aug 0642
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Name Oswald of Northumbria
Gender Male
Birth[1] c. 0604
Death[1] 5 Aug 0642


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Oswald (c 604 – 5 August 642) was King of Northumbria from 634 until his death, and was venerated as a saint in the Middle Ages.

Oswald was the son of Æthelfrith of Bernicia and came to rule after spending a period in exile; after defeating the British ruler Cadwallon ap Cadfan, Oswald brought the two Northumbrian kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira once again under a single ruler, and promoted the spread of Christianity in Northumbria. He was given a strongly positive assessment by the historian Bede, writing a little less than a century after Oswald's death, who regarded Oswald as a saintly king; it is also Bede who is the main source for present-day historical knowledge of Oswald. After eight years of rule, in which he was the most powerful ruler in Britain, Oswald was killed in the Battle of Maserfield.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oswald of Northumbria, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).