Chapter 2, Reign and Wars of Penda

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 2, 597 AD to 827 AD – Ethelbert of Kent – Continued

Like many of the nominal converts of that time, however, Edwin retained all his Old Saxon fierceness and savage love of war, and presently became involved in strife with Cadwallon of Wales, whom he chased into Ireland, and whose country he cruelly ravaged. After a few years Cadwallon, the Briton, united with Penda, the Saxon king of Mere and the confederates fought a battle, A.D. 633, at Hatfield Chase, in Yorkshire, in which Edwin fell, with the bulk of his troops, Britons and Saxons alike exercising  Read More >>>

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