Iethelfrith sentence example
- iEthelfrith became involved in war with the Welsh towards the end of his reign and captured Chester, probably about 613.
- In 617 IEthelfrith fell in battle with the English of East Anglia, and his sons, Eanfrid and Oswald, fled to the North.
- Near Wrexham, but in a detached portion of Flintshire, to the S.E., is Bangor-is-coed (Bangor yn Maelor), the site of the most ancient monastery in the kingdom, founded before r80; some 1200 monks were slain here by IEthelfrith of Northumbria, who also spoiled the monastery.
- After the battle of Chester, in which ZEthelfrith defeated the Welsh, Edwin fled to Rcedwald, the powerful king of East Anglia, who after some wavering espoused his cause and defeated and slew IEthelfrith at the river Idle in 617.