Oswald: Return of the King - The Northumbrian Thrones (Paperback)
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Oswald: Return of the King - The Northumbrian Thrones (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 15/05/2015
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The exiled family of King AEthelfrith of Northumbria arrive, after much hardship, on the island of Iona, where the monastery founded by St Columba has become a centre of worship and learning. Young Oswald becomes firm friends with a novice, Aidan. When Aidan professes his final vows, Oswald and his little brother Oswy are received into the church. As befits a young prince, Oswald learns to fight. However, Aidan's example attacts him and he is on the point of deciding to become a monk when news reaches Iona that his half brother, Eanfrith, has been killed by Cadwallon, the king who defeated Edwin. Oswald sails back to Northumbria and meets Cadwallon in battle, defeating and killing him. Oswald, now undisputed king of Northumbria, gives Aidan the island of Lindisfarne as his base. But Penda, the last great pagan king in England, is raising troops against him ...

Publisher: SPCK Publishing
ISBN: 9781782641162
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 30 mm
Edition: New edition

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Whispering Stories

“I found this an exciting read. Normal life did not return for me until the last page ”

This is the second in Albert’s series of Northumbrian kings, and it’s a cracker. From the first paragraph to the last, I was totally hooked. It’s one of those books you race through, and then have to slow down,... More

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“Page turner - couldn't put it down!”

This is the second book of a trilogy about the kings of Northumbria in the 600's.
Telling the story of Oswald, whom had seen his father die in battle and had to flee! Still a boy his family live in exile on Iona... More

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