BIOGRAPHY OF ECGFRITH KING DEIRA, KING NORTHUMBRIA 645-685

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: BERNICIA

EVENTS

Around 645 Ecgfrith King Deira, King Northumbria was born to Oswiu King Bernicia (33) and Eanfled Deira Abbess Whitby (18)

In 671 Ecgfrith King Deira, King Northumbria (26) and BeornhAeth Sub-King Northern Northumbria aka Lothian defeated Drest VI King Picts at the Battle of the Two Rivers bringing to and end the Pictish rebellion. The location of the battle is not known. Stephen of Ripon described the account in his account of the battle from Vita Sancti Wilfrithi: He [Ecgfrith King Deira, King Northumbria (26) ] slew an enormous number of the people, filling two rivers with corpses, so that, marvellous to relate, the slayers, passing over the rivers dry foot, pursued and slew a crowd of fugitives.'

After 671 Ecgfrith King Deira, King Northumbria repelled Wulfhere King Mercia

After 671 Ecgfrith King Deira, King Northumbria seized at Lindsey

Around 679 Aethelred King Mercia defeated at the Northumbrian army led by Ecgfrith King Deira, King Northumbria (34) at the Battle of the Trent at Lindsey.

On 20 May 685 Bridei III Picts (57) defeated the Northumbrian army at the Battle of Dun Nechtain. Ecgfrith King Deira, King Northumbria (40) killed at Dunnichen.

Ecgfrith King Deira, King Northumbria and Aethelthryth Wuffingas Abbess Ely were married

Ecgfrith King Deira, King Northumbria succeeded as King Deira and King Northumbria

ANCESTRY

Father: Oswiu King Bernicia

GrandFather: Aethelfrith King Bernicia, King Deira

1G GrandFather: Aethelric King Bernicia

GrandMother: Acha Deira

1G GrandFather: Aella King Deira

2G GrandFather: Yffe Deira

Mother: Eanfled Deira Abbess Whitby

GrandFather: Edwin King Bernicia, King Deira, King Northumbria

1G GrandFather: Aella King Deira

2G GrandFather: Yffe Deira

GrandMother: Aethelburh Oiscingas

1G GrandFather: Aethelberht King Kent

2G GrandFather: Eormenric King Kent

3G GrandFather: Octa King Kent

1G GrandMother: Bertha Merovingian

2G GrandFather: Charibert King Paris

3G GrandFather: Clothar "The Old" I King Paris, King Franks

2G GrandMother: Ingoberga Unknown