• Oswiu: King of Kings

    Oswiu: King of Kings
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    Price: $16.99

    ISBN: 9781782641186

    Edition: January 27, 2017

    Pages: 384

    Publication date: January 27, 2017

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Lion Fiction

    Category: Fiction

    Series: The Northumbrian Thrones

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    Oswiu: King of Kings

    Book #3

    In the third entry chronicling the rise of Christian kings in Britain, Oswald dies and the great pagan king Penda becomes overlord in his place. To stand against the increasingly powerful Penda, Oswiu, king of Bernicia, tries to unite the smaller neighboring kingdoms by marrying a daughter of Deira. But the struggle for power leads Oswiu to order the assassination of the king of Deira. He wins the throne but loses the approval of the people. In atonement, he establishes a monastery at the site of the slaying.


    What will happen when Oswiu and High King Penda at last meet in battle? Though the kingdom may become politically one, both the Celtic and Roman strands of Christian faith vie for supremacy, mirroring the king's own struggle for power.

    Author:
    Edoardo Albert is a writer and historian. His biography of King Alfred, In Search of Alfred the Great: the King, the Grave, the Legend was published by Amberley Books in 2014 and his features have appeared in Time Out, History Today, and Minerva.