Edwin


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Edwin

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Eadwin

(both: ĕd`wĭn), 585?–632, king of Northumbria (616–32), The son and heir of Ælla, king of Deira, he was kept from his inheritance by ÆthelfrithÆthelfrith
, d. 616, king of Northumbria (c.593–616). He was the first great Anglo-Saxon leader among the northern English; he united Bernicia and Deira into the kingdom of Northumbria.
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. Edwin sought refuge with Rædwald, king of East Anglia, who in 616 defeated and killed Æthelfrith and gave Edwin the rule of all Northumbria. In a few years Edwin succeeded or superseded Rædwald as overlord of all the English kingdoms except Kent. The king was converted to Christianity by St. PaulinusPaulinus, Saint
, d. 644, Italian missionary, bishop of York (625–33). He was a Roman monk who went to England with the mission of St. Augustine of Canterbury in 601. For some years he worked in Kent, then went as archbishop to Northumbria.
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, who accompanied the king's bride (a daughter of King Æthelbert of Kent) to Northumbria in 625. In 627, Edwin and many of his court were baptized at York, and he seems to have assisted Paulinus in the conversion of his people thereafter. Edwin in one of his raids attacked Cadwallon, king of North Wales. Later Cadwallon and PendaPenda,
d. 654, king of Mercia (c.632–654). A noble of the Mercian royal house, he fought (629) the king of Wessex for lands along the Severn River. He then allied himself with Cadwallon of Wales, defeated (632) Edwin of Northumbria, and made himself king of Mercia.
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 of Mercia defeated and killed Edwin and his son in 632.

Edwin

?585--633 ad, king of Northumbria (617--633) and overlord of all England except Kent

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In the act of having his hands released, and of moving a step back, Edwin pauses for an instant to consider the application of these last words.
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Edwin Leadbetter, 92, was ruled out of receiving the Arctic Star for his services to Russia after officials deemed his ship was one degree too far south during the infamous voyages.
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Take Them Along, Our Songs--Robert Edwin Sings Crosby & Edwin Songs.
Maritime artist Edwin Blackburn made his latest subject the Williams II, which is being restored by volunteers in the town and is to undertake an epic voyage to Antarctica in 2019.
THERE will be a familiar face in goal for Dutch fourth division side VV Noordwijk at the weekend after former Netherlands and Manchester United 'keeper Edwin van der Sar answered an emergency call from the call.
Edwin Williams recalled days in the Sixties when he served as a theatre technician, and the matron at North Ormesby was Miss G Ferguson, who had succeeded Miss Dorothy Clubley.
But when lonely bombardier Edwin Hassall found the packaging for the Nestle Swiss Milk Chocolate and wrote to thank her, it sparked a friendship that lasted until his death in 1923.
Edwin 'When found wrapper was very wrote to thank His great great niece, Woodland Trust volunteer Judith Parry, who has dedicated a tree to remember both Edwin and other ancestors who fought in World War I, says: "When Edwin found the empty chocolate wrapper on the front line in 1916, he had just lost some of his friends and was feeling very low.