Book of Saints – Oswald – 6 August

Saint Oswald of NorthumbriaArticle

(Saint) King, Martyr (August 6) (7th century) The successor of King Edwin on the throne of Northumbria in the time of the Heptarchy. He was converted to Christianity during his exile among the Scots. He governed his people wisely and well, labouring above all to reclaim them from heathenism. He perished in the Battle of Maserfleld (A.D. 642) against Penda and his Pagans of Mercia. The head of Saint Oswald was eventually recovered and placed in the same shrine at Durham with the body of Saint Cuthbert.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Oswald”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 May 2016. Web. 22 January 2019. <>