Eowils and Halfdan

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Eowils and Halfdan
Co-Kings of Jórvík
Reign 902 – 5 August 910
Predecessor Æthelwold of Wessex
Successor Ragnall I
Died 5 August 910
Tettenhall, Mercia (modern day Wolverhampton)

Eowils and Halfdan (Healfdan) were joint Kings of Northumbria, in England.

Their reign began with the death of Æthelwold of Wessex, killed by Edward the Elder after Æthelwold's Revolt in 902. They ruled the Danish Kingdom for over 8 years before meeting the English King themselves at the Battle of Tettenhall. Both Eowils and Halfdan were left dead on the field as the Viking army was decisively defeated by allied English forces. In Æthelweard's Chronicon, Latin translation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle a third brother and co-king, Ingwær, is also killed at Tettenhall.[1]

The co-Kings were succeeded by Ragnall ua Ímair.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Downham, pp. 79–80

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Æthelwold
Kings of York
902–910
Succeeded by
English control