Talk:Oswald of Northumbria

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Good article Oswald of Northumbria has been listed as one of the History good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
September 5, 2006 Good article nominee Listed
March 12, 2008 Good article reassessment Kept
Current status: Good article

Old comments[edit]

Well written and referenced. A couple of things:

  • The article could benefit from more pictures, in particular maps that show the location of the kingdoms mentioned. Ideally make, or request one, alternatively find one that is relevant.
  • It would be better to split 'Notes and references' up into two sections. This will provide a handy bibliography for further reading, and furthermore, books can be quoted in short form in the notes.

Good luck! Eixo 22:00, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Brilliant! I still prefer the map further down - for layout, if nothing else. Congratulations! Eixo 23:02, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

GA Sweeps[edit]

This article has been reviewed as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Project quality task force. I believe the article currently meets the criteria and should remain listed as a Good article. Although is article is very well written, it could be improved by someone tidying the later additions (two sentances) which appear to be tacked onto the end. All references should come only after punctuation and I have removed a (see below) myself as it is a unencyclopedic. The article history has been updated to reflect this review. Regards, Jackyd101 (talk) 01:15, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Hmm... Didn't Oswine succeed Oswald in one of the kingdoms, not Oswiu? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.88.209.51 (talk) 20:30, 19 May 2008 (UTC)


Is Note [2] correct? It looks like it refers to a different Oswald. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.21.80.186 (talk) 11:36, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Image of Oswald[edit]

This is certainly not Oswald, though it is likely to be St Cuthbert. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.103.61.213 (talk) 18:14, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Can you provide some evidence so we can be sure? The Durham Cathedral website says it's Oswald - but the picture they have looks to be identical one we've got: [1]. So it's possible that they ripped off our photo and copied us by identifying it as Oswald.--Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 05:41, 22 July 2012 (UTC)
This webpage says that, in the Galilee Chapel, "Wall paintings on the northern side are 12th century and probably depict St. Cuthbert and St. Oswald.": [2].--Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 05:47, 22 July 2012 (UTC)
This webpage looks a bit more reliable, it shows one of the paintings in the chapel: [3].--Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 05:59, 22 July 2012 (UTC)
Why would St Cuthbert be depicted holding a royal sceptre? Zacwill16 (talk) 16:23, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Lead paragraph[edit]

I intend making an alteration to the opening sentence of the article, as the present form is misleading. The sentence currently ends "....and was venerated as a saint in the Middle Ages." The reference given does indeed demonstrate the widespread cult of Oswald in the middle ages, but the sentence also implies that he was NOT venerated as a saint before or after the middle ages. This is demonstrably wrong: the article itself points out that he was described as a saint by Bede, within 100 years of his death, and the current calendar of the Church of England (amongst others) makes it clear that he is still venerated as a saint in the present time. I am therefore altering the clause to read ".....and is venerated as a saint, of which there was a particular cult in the Middle Ages.", with appropriate references. Timothy Titus Talk To TT 15:59, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

I am not sure about your source. It is not clear that all the people commemorated in the C of E calendar are regarded as saints. There are clearer sources here] and here. Dudley Miles (talk) 16:27, 19 July 2014 (UTC)