12 April – Baptism of Edwin, King of Deria and Bernicia in 627

12 April – Baptism of Edwin, King of Deria and Bernicia in 627 On this day, 12 April, which was Easter Sunday in 627, King Edwin of Deira and Bernicia (which later became the core territories of Northumbria) was baptized by St. Paulinus of York.  Edwin, who fell at the Battle of Hatfield Chase (632…