St Oswald of Northumbria – Feast Day – August 5 2023

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St Oswald was King of Northumbria from 634 AD until his death in 642 AD. He was born in 604 AD in Deira, Northumbria. St Oswald was the son of Æthelfrith of Bernicia and came to rule after spending a period in exile.

St Oswald of Northumbria Biography
St Oswald of Northumbria - Feast Day - August 5
St Oswald of Northumbria – Feast Day – August 5 2023
Date of Birth 605 AD
Place of Birth Deira, Northumbria, England
Profession King of Northumbria
Place of Work England
Date of Death August 5 642 AD
Place of Death Maserfield, Shropshire, England
Feast Day August 5
Canonization Pre-Congregation
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St Oswald of Northumbria History

Oswald’s father, King Aethelfrith, had ruled the two ancient Northumbrian kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira until 616 AD.

St Oswald and his brother Oswiu were expelled from Northumbria upon the accession of their uncle Edwin in 616 AD.

They took refuge in the Scottish kingdom of Dál Riata in northern Britain, where they were converted to Christianity.

After the death of King Edwin, St Oswald rose to power and brought the two Northumbrian kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira once again under a single ruler after defeating the Welsh ruler Cadwallon ap Cadfan. He thereafter promoted the spread of Christianity in Northumbria.

After eight years of rule, in which he was the most powerful ruler in Britain, Oswald was killed in the Battle of Maserfield while fighting the forces of Penda of Mercia.

St Oswald was venerated as a martyr of the Northumbrian church, and it was believed that his remains worked miracles.

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