On the Scholar

Introduction by George Brown

Bede says: “ At the completion of this period of years, he [Oswald] was killed in a terrible battle by the same pagan people and the pagan king of the Mercians, by whom his predecessor Edwin had also been murdered, in the place that in the English language is called Maserfelth, in his 38th year of life, on the fifth day of August. ”

Original Latin