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Osred I of Northumbria

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Osred (c. 697 716) was king of Northumbria from 705 until his death. He was the son of King Aldfrith of Northumbria. Aldfrith's only known wife was Cuthburg, but it is not certainly known whether Osred was her son. Osred did not directly succeed his father as Eadwulf seized the throne, but held it for only a few months. At the time that the usurper Eadwulf was overthrown, Osred was only a child, and the government was controlled by the powerful Bishop Wilfrid, presumably assisted by ealdormen such as Berhtfrith son of Berhtred. Osred was adopted as Wilfrid's son at this time. Wilfrid's death in 709 appears to have caused no instability at the time, which, together with the rapid rise and more rapid fall of Eadwulf, speaks to a degree of stability and continuity in early 8th century Northumbria which would not long outlast Osred's reign.
EAN: 9786137948910
ISBN: 6137948919
Untertitel: List of Monarchs of Northumbria, Aldfrith of Northumbria. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: String Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2011
Seitenanzahl: 72 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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