Anglo Saxon Heathenism vs Christianity – Edwin and Penda
This is the story of the first Christian King of the Anglo Saxons, Edwin, and the last Pagan King of Mercia, Penda, who fought a decisive battle somewhere called Haethfeld. This battle is just one part of the story of Christianity vs Heathenism and Paganism in England. What we now know of the Anglo Saxons was written from Christian sources, but neither religion or spirituality ultimately conquered all peoples, for there will always be the memory of our Pagan and Heathen landscape and history, and the conversion to the Christian Faith.
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Incidentally, here’s a link to the tale of how Edwin became the first Christian Anglo Saxon King. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IdIcO9FRtI&t=152s I won’t tell his story here, but find the reputed site of his final battle in Cuckney, near Edwinstowe.