Biography of Æthelwald King Deira -642

Before 05 Aug 642 Æthelwald King Deira was born to King Oswald of Northumberland.

In 651 Æthelwald King Deira (age 8) succeeded King Deira.

Battle of the Winwaed

On 15 Nov 655 [his uncle] King Oswiu of Northumbria (age 43) defeated the Mercian army (probably) at Cock Beck during the Battle of the Winwaed ending the period of Mercian dominance. The battle is believed to have ended Anglo-Saxon paganism.

On 15 Nov 655 Æthelwald King Deira (age 13), an ally of King Penda of Mercia, withdrew his forces, one of many Mercian allies to do so, weakening King Penda's army.

King Penda of Mercia and King Æthelhere of East Anglia -655 were killed. Penda's son Paeda King South Mercia succeeded King South Mercia.

King Æthelwold of East Anglia -664 succeeded King East Anglia after the death of his father at the Battle of the Winwaed.

Family Trees of Æthelwald King Deira -642

Paternal Family Tree: Bernicia

Descendants Family Trees:

Royal Ancestors of Æthelwald King Deira -642

Kings Bernicia: Great Grand Son of Æthelric King Bernicia -572

Kings Deira: Great Grand Son of Aella King Deira -588

Ancestors of Æthelwald King Deira -642

Great x 3 Grandfather: Eoppa Bernicia

Great x 2 Grandfather: Ida King Bernicia -559

Great x 1 Grandfather: Æthelric King Bernicia -572

GrandFather: Æthelfrith King Northumbrians

Father: King Oswald of Northumberland

Great x 2 Grandfather: Yffe Deira

Great x 1 Grandfather: Aella King Deira -588

GrandMother: Acha Queen Consort Northumbria

Æthelwald King Deira 642-