(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.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Oswald”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 May 2016. Web. 25 October 2016. <>