Edwin now became king over both Northumbrian provinces.
Under Edwin the Northumbrian kingdom became the chief power in the country.
He was a learned man and a patron of scholars, and during his reign the Northumbrian kingdom partially recovered its prosperity.
After his abdication Northumbrian history degenerates into a record of dynastic murders.
He died in 894, after which date little is known of Northumbrian history for a number of years.