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Son of Aethelfrith, acceded to the throne of Bernicia in late 633, when Edwin was killed. Since the death of his father, he had been a fugitive with the Picts who, according to Bede, had converted him to Christianity, but he reneged on becoming king. He was killed by Cadwallon in 634, apparently while seeking peace, and was succeeded by his brother Oswald. His son Talorgan was king of the Picts, the presumption being that Eanfrith had married a Pictish princess while in exile.

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