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 36255th best seller. The ISBN for Oswiu: King of Kings is 9781782641186.

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    Details for Oswiu: King of Kings

    Author / Artist
    Book FormatPaperback
    PublisherLion Hudson Plc (September 2016)
    Number of Pages384
    Thickness41 mm
    Height198 mm
    Width130 mm
    Product Code4377555
    Page last updated 16th November 2017
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