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Edwin or Eadwin (both: ĕd´wĬn), 585?–632, king of Northumbria (616–32), The son and heir of Ælla, king of Deira, he was kept from his inheritance by Æthelfrith. Edwin sought refuge with Rædwald, king of East Anglia, who in 616 defeated and killed Æthelfrith and gave Edwin the rule of all Northumbria. In a few years Edwin succeeded or superseded Rædwald as overlord of all the English kingdoms except Kent. The king was converted to Christianity by St. Paulinus, who accompanied the king's bride (a daughter of King Æthelbert of Kent) to Northumbria in 625. In 627, Edwin and many of his court were baptized at York, and he seems to have assisted Paulinus in the conversion of his people thereafter. Edwin in one of his raids attacked Cadwallon, king of North Wales. Later Cadwallon and Penda of Mercia defeated and killed Edwin and his son in 632.

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Edwin (d. 633), king of Northumbria (617–33). The son of Ælle, king of Deira, Edwin was driven into exile during the reign in Northumbria of Æthelfryth, head of a rival dynasty. With East Anglian aid he defeated and killed Æthelfryth in 617. His marriage to a Kentish princess in 625 had momentous consequences in a Christian mission to Northumbria led by Paulinus, who converted Edwin with many of his subjects and founded a church at York. According to Bede, Edwin gained authority over the whole of Britain, excluding Kent, but including Anglesey and Man. He successfully invaded Wessex in 626. In 633 he was defeated and killed by Penda, king of Mercia, and Cadwallon, king of Gwynedd, at Heathfield. His body was later (allegedly) taken to Whitby abbey, where he was venerated as a saint.

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