Oswiu: King of Kings Paperback

King of Kings

by Edoardo Albert;

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The third part in the Northumberland Thrones Series, Oswiu continues the story of warring  nations in ancient Britain.

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Oswiu: King of Kings

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After Oswald dies, the great pagan king Penda becomes overlord. Oswald's younger brother Oswiu takes control of Bernicia, while a relative of Edwin rules the neighbouring southern region of Deira. Under Edwin the two had been united, so to make himself acceptable to his new people Oswiu marries Edwin's daughter.

In the struggle between Bernicia and Deira, Oswiu finally orders the assassination of the king of Deira, winning the throne but provoking outrage - he has to establish a monastery at the site in expiation. Oswiu's efforts to maintain good relations with Penda finally fail, and the kings meet in battle, with Oswiu much outnumbered. However, against all expectations, Penda is slain - the last powerful pagan king in England - and Oswiu becomes high king.

The kingdom may be politically one, but as the Celtic and Roman strands of the faith vie for supremacy Oswiu calls the famous Synod of Whitby.

Oswiu: King of Kings by Edoardo Albert was published by Lion Hudson Plc in September 2016 and is our 37188th best seller. The ISBN for Oswiu: King of Kings is 9781782641186.

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Details for Oswiu: King of Kings

Page last updated 19th August 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson Plc (September 2016)
Number of Pages384
Thickness41 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code4377555
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