Penda

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Penda

(ˈpɛndə)
n
(Biography) died 655 ad, king of Mercia (?634–55)
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The army of Cadwallon ap Cadfan, the King of Gwynedd, had defeated Penda of Mercia in the area in the seventh century.
A formidable alliance between Christian Cadwallon of Gwynedd and pagan Penda of Mercia had resulted in the defeat and death of sainted king Edwin at Hatfield Chase (near Doncaster) on October 12, 633.
When King Penda of Mercia attacks Bamburgh Castle, Egfrid is taken south, ignominiously bundled over Penda's saddle and drugged with mead.
Legend says he helped Penda of Mercia carry on his father''s fight against the Northumbrians, though it is uncertain whether his men were present at King Oswald''s final defeat at the Battle of Maes Cogwy (Oswestry) in 642.
The dedication to St Milburga, a daughter of King Penda of Mercia, also has promise, suggesting a church with roots back in Anglo-Saxon times.
The Northumbrian king Edwin subjugated Anglesey and Man, until Cadwallon in alliance with Penda of Mercia invaded England and killed Edwin in AD 633, to rule north-east Wales and Northumbria for a year.