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  • noun King of England who was renounced by Northumbria in favor of his brother Edgar (died in 959)


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  • By them I was looted of my gold collar and traded for two wolf-hounds to Edwy, of the Saxons, who put an iron collar on me, and later made of me and five other slaves a present to Athel of the East Angles.

    Chapter 17 2010

  • A Blake writer, Edwy Searles Brooks, tended to write in imitation of Wodehouse so when I ran out of Psmith and Jeeves I found something almost as good in Brooks (who, I discovered, was a near neighbour of mine as a boy).

    Boing Boing 2009

  • Hubert de Vere is set on the Isle of Wight during the reign of King John; The Siege of Pevensey is set during the reign of William Rufus, and Elberta takes place in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest, but it was Edwy and Elgiva, another historical tragedy, that Fanny presented in order to raise money.

    Frances Burney (1752-1840) 2008

  • I sympathize with his brother Edwy, who was minding his own business running Mercia and Northumbria until Edgar marched in and took them.

    October 1st, 2008 madkestrel 2008

  • Somewhat distracted, Fanny attended the opening night of Edwy and Elgiva on Saturday, 21 March 1795.

    Frances Burney (1752-1840) 2008

  • On the day of the coronation of the handsome boy-king Edwy, it was remarked by ODO, Archbishop of Canterbury (who was a Dane by birth), that the King quietly left the coronation feast, while all the company were there.

    A Child's History of England 2007

  • When Edwy the Fair (his people called him so, because he was so young and handsome) heard of her dreadful fate, he died of a broken heart; and so the pitiful story of the poor young wife and husband ends!

    A Child's History of England 2007

  • "He went to brood in Father's wood-store by the river," said Edwy helpfully.

    Monk's Hood Peters, Ellis, 1913- 1992

  • Within minutes Edwy was pounding his message home into bewildered, unreceptive, and finally convinced and dismayed ears.

    Monk's Hood Peters, Ellis, 1913- 1992

  • And thereupon Edwin jabbed Edwy smartly in the middle with a stiff forefinger, and Edwy hooked a knee under Edwin's, and spilled him to the floor, both laughing.

    Monk's Hood Peters, Ellis, 1913- 1992


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