Father – unknown
Mother – unknown
Spouse – unknown
Children – unknown
Osberht became King of Northumbria after Aethelred, son of Eanred, was murdered.
Osberht seized Wercewurde and Tillemuthe from the church.
Osberht was deposed by Aelle
who became king of Northumbria. Aelle may have been Osberht’s brother.
The legendary Viking, Ragnar Lothbrok
, was shipwrecked off the Northumbrian coast. King Aelle immediately marched, defeated the Viking
army and took Ragnar prisoner.
Ragnar was captured and killed by King Aelle of Northumbria who threw him into a pit of snakes.
The Great Heathen army marched north and invaded Northumbria.
866 (1st November)
The Great Heathen Army took Jorvik (York) and used it as a base to make raids into Mercia.
867 (21st March)
Osberht and Aelle made an alliance and together they marched to expel the Vikings from York. They were badly defeated and Osberht was killed during the battle.
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Heather Y Wheeler. (2019). King Osberht of Northumbria d 867. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/king-osberht-of-northumbria-d-867/ Last Accessed November 21st, 2019