Oswald c 605 642 was a king of northumbria and the first christian monarch of that kingdomoswald brought st aidan from iona to start a monastery on the island of lindisfarne. The author john marsden has tried and indeed succeeded in this book to create a reasonable chronicled history of the anglo saxon kings of northumbria in what he has titled northanhymbre saga. The kingdom of northumbria old english norhymbra rce was a medieval kingdom of the angles in what is now northern england and south east scotlandit later became an earldom in the anglo saxon kingdom of england. Eadberht died 20 august 768 was king of northumbria from 737 or 738 to 758 he was the brother of ecgbert archbishop of yorkhis reign is seen as a return to the imperial ambitions of seventh century northumbria and may represent a period of economic prosperity. Edwin old english adwine c 586 12 october 632 633 also known as eadwine or aeduinus was the king of deira and bernicia which later became known as northumbria from about 616 until his death
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