Son of Raedwald, succeeded probably c.622. According to Bede, he was converted to Christianity by Edwin, who had been restored to the throne of Northumbria by Raedwald. Soon after his accession, Earpwald was murdered by a pagan named Ricberht, who may possibly have seized the throne. After three years of confusion, Earpwald's half-brother, Sigeberht, established his rule.
Subjects: British History.