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(d. 729)
  • D. J. Craig


Osric (d. 729), king of Northumbria, began his reign in 718. He therefore ruled for eleven years of Bede's life, but no information other than his accession and death is given in the Historia ecclesiastica. There is no contemporary evidence for his paternity. Twelfth-century sources, including the history of the church of ...

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