Saturday 29 June 2019, 10.00AM to 4.00pm
At the Battle of Winwaed in 655, Penda the pagan King of Mercia, was decisively defeated by Oswy, the Christian king of Northumbria, marking a turning point in the history of the north. This course will explore the reasons for this conflict between Mercia and Northumbria and the consequences of Winwaed. The suggested locations of the battle site will be examined including the possibility that Winwaed was an important Yorkshire battle. It is anticipated that this course will be held at the King’s Manor.
Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE