Book of Saints – Edwin


EDWIN (Saint) King, Martyr (October 12) (7th century) The powerful King of Northumbria, who after his marriage with Saint Ethelburga, daughter of Saint Ethelbert of Kent, embraced the Christian religion preached to him by Saint Paulinus, his Queen’s chaplain, and zealously promoted the conversion of his subjects. He fell at Hatfield Chase, A.D. 633, fighting against Cadwallon of Wales and the Pagan tyrant of Mercia, Penda. Hence popular piety has numbered him among the Martyrs to Christianity.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Edwin”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2012. Web. 24 April 2019. <>