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Son of Eadberht, succeeded when his father retired to a monastery in 758, but died within a few months, on 24 or 25 July 759. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle recorded that he was killed ‘by members of his household’, the continuator of Bede that he was ‘treacherously killed by his thegns’. Later sources give his place of death as Market Weighton, east of York.

Subjects: British History.

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