Oswine [St Oswine, Oswin]
- D. J. Craig
Oswine [St Oswine, Oswin] (d. 651), king of Deira, was the last independent ruler of Deira, the southern part of Northumbria. His father was the apostate Osric (d. 634), but Oswine is portrayed by Bede as a model of royal submission to the authority of the church. Following his father's overthrow in 634 he is said to have been taken to ...