What is Northumbria?

  • (noun): An Anglo-Saxon kingdom in northern England until 876.

Northumbria

Northumbria (Old English: Norþanhymbra / Norþhymbre) was a mediæval kingdom of the Angles, in what is now Northern England and South-East Scotland, becoming subsequently an earldom in a united Anglo-Saxon kingdom of England. The name reflects the approximate southern limit to the kingdom's territory, the Humber estuary.

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Arriva Northumbria
... Arriva Northumbria operates in Northumbria, using the "Arriva serving Northumbria" name ...
Leodwaldings
... The Leodwaldings were an Anglo-Saxon aristocratic clan in Northumbria who claimed descent from King Ida of Bernicia ... The death of King Osred son of Aldfrith in 716 ended the era when Northumbria was ruled by direct descendants of King Æthelfrith of Bernicia ... of Æthelfrith—Osric—ruled Northumbria from 718 to 729, and the last of Aldfrith's sons, Offa, did not die until 750, the rulership of Northumbria first came to the Leodwaldings in 716 ...
Northumbria Flames
... The Northumbria Flames are an ice hockey club under the British Universities Ice Hockey Association, with a team entered into division 2 (2011 Season) ... They represent Northumbria University at home, away and national games ...
Battle Of Alnwick (1093) - Background
... known as William Rufus, came to power, the control of northern Northumbria was still an open question ... Malcolm Canmore had ambitions regarding both Cumbria and Northumbria, and in May 1091 he invaded Northumbria and besieged Durham ... are unclear, but in November 1093, Malcolm led an army into Northumbria and began to besiege Alnwick ...
Northumbria - Language
... Apart from standard English, Northumbria has a series of closely related but distinctive dialects, descended from the early Germanic languages of the Angles, of which 80% of its vocabulary is derived, and ... There are many similarities between Modern Scots dialects and those of Northumbria ...