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On this Day in 788

King Ælfwold I of Northumbria - Murdered

"Ælfwold, King of Northumberland, was killed by one of his nobles, named Siga, at Scythechester, near the Roman wall, and was buried at Hexham."

From J. Sykes, 1833. Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Berwick upon Tweed, from the earliest period of authentic record, to the present time..Volume 1

Ælfwald was succeeded by his first cousin Osred II as King of Northumbria.

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