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Peadalocked

(d. 656)
  • S. E. Kelly

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Peada (d. 656), king of the Middle Angles, was the son of Penda, king of the Mercians, and perhaps of Penda's queen, Cynewise. At some point, probably in the early 650s, his father created him (princeps'ruler') of the Middle Angles, who would seem to have been a collection of minor tribes living in the area of the east midlands which lay between the two powerful kingdoms of ...

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Bede, ed. and trans. B. Colgrave & R. A. B. Mynors, OMT (1969); repr. (1991)