Battle of Maserfelth, 5 August 641
Battle, possibly at Oswestry, at which Oswald, king of Northumbria, was defeated and killed by Penda, king of Mercia. Oswald's death at Pagan hands soon transformed him into a saint. Penda's victory established Mercia as the chief English kingdom.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (10 September 2000), Battle of Maserfelth, 5 August 641, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_maserfelth.html