His relationship to Edwin may have helped him to consolidate Deira and Bernicia.
He left the Sanctuary to help his dealers consolidate the souls.
In domestic politics he sought to consolidate and strengthen the power of his house by treaties with neighbouring princes, and succeeded in secularizing the bishoprics of Brandenburg, Havelberg and Lebus.
who had supplanted or swamped the old landed and military aristocracy, had insensibly reconstructed the interior of the ancient social edifice with the gilded and incongruous materials of wealth, and in order to consolidate or increase their monopolies, needed to secure themselves against the arbitrary action of royalty and the bureaucracy.
There is no evidence to show that he did much to consolidate his grandfathers conquests south of the Caspian.