When the revolt was at its height, Eadwine and Morkere fled from William's court to join the insurgents.
Eadwine and Morkere of Northumberland must have looked at that with regretful eyes.
Eadwine completed and consolidated the conquests of his predecessors.
His prayers were heard; Eadwine was baptized, and made his capital, York, the seat of the bishopric of Paulinus.
It is true that Eadwine and Morkere had acknowledged him as king, but they were still practically independent.
For some years Eadwine had been in hiding, at one time with Welsh princes, at another time with English kings.
Eadwine and Morkere were present at the election, but left London as soon as it was over.
Kent was still the only Christian kingdom, and Eadwine was obliged to promise to his wife protection for her Christian worship.
Eadwine fell in a skirmish; Morcar escaped almost alone to Hereward's camp.
Eadwine was (p. 046) supreme over the other kings because he had a better war-band than they had.