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Osberht

(c. 797—867) king of Northumbria


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Whose ancestry is not known, took the throne of Northumbria on the death of Aethelred II c.848. He was driven out c.862, restored 867, but killed on 21 March 867 by the Danes at York, in a fierce battle, described at some length by Symeon of Durham.

From The Kings and Queens of Britain in Oxford Reference.

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