See also:king of Northumbria, son of /Ethelfrith and
See also:brother of Oswald, whom he succeeded in
See also:Bernicia in 642 after the
See also:battle of Maserfeld, was the seventh of the
See also:kings enumerated by Bede . He succeeded in making the majority of the Britons, Picts and Scots tributary to .him . At Gilling in 651 he caused the
See also:murder of Oswine, a relative of Edwin, who had become king of
See also:Deira, and a few years later took possession of that
See also:kingdom . He appears to have consolidated his power by the aid of the
See also:Church and by a series of judicious matrimonial alliances . It was probably in 642 that he married Eanfied, daughter of Edwin, thus uniting the two
See also:rival dynasties of Northumbria . His daughter Alhfled he married to Peada, son of
See also:Penda, king of
See also:Mercia, while anotherdaughter, Osthryth, became the wife of /
See also:Ethelred, third son of the same king .
See also:Oswio was chiefly responsible for the reconversion of the East
See also:Saxons . He is said to have convinced their king Sigeberht of the truth of
See also:Christianity by his arguments, and at his
See also:request sent Cedd, a brother of Ceadda, on a
See also:mission to
See also:Essex . In 655 he was attacked by Penda, and, after an unsuccessful attempt to buy him off, defeated and slew the Mercian king at the battle of the Winwaed . He then took possession of
See also:part of Mercia, giving the
See also:rest to Peada . As a thank-offering he dedicated his daughter AElfled to the Church, and founded the monastery of
See also:Whitby . About this
See also:time he is thought by many to have obtained some footing in the kingdom of the Picts in succession to their king Talorcan, the son of his brother Eanfrid .
In 66o he married his son
See also:Ecgfrith to /Ethelthryth, daughter of the East Anglian king Anna . In 664 at the synod of Whitby, Oswio accepted the usages of the
See also:Roman Church, which led to the departure of Colman and the
See also:appointment of
See also:Wilfrid as
See also:bishop of
See also:York . Oswio died in 67o and was succeeded by his son Ecgfrith . See Bede, Historia Ecclesiastica, ii., iii., iv., v., edited by C . Plummer (
See also:Oxford, 1896) ; Anglo-Saxon
See also:Chronicle, edited by Earle and Plummer (Oxford, 1899) .
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