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The Kingdom of Northumbria (/nɔrˈθʌmbriə/; Old English: Norþhymbra rīce, "kingdom of the Northumbrians") was a medieval Anglian kingdom, in what is now northern England and south-east Scotland, becoming subsequently an earldom in a unified English kingdom. The name reflects the approximate southern limit to the kingdom's territory, the Humber estuary.

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Espada vikiga representada en una moneda de Eric "hacha sangrienta", rey noruego de York 952- 954 d.C.

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Border tartan is one of the oldest in existence as fragments have been found in Great Britain & Jutland. Discovered at the Antonine Wall in Falkirk, Scotland (Falkirk Sett) is currently the earliest check or tartan fragment dates back to Roman times (3rd century CE) Another was found on a cloak in the peat bog at Thorsberg, northern Germany suggesting that the Germanic peoples used the design to an greater extent than those in England.

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Oswald of Northumbria was King of Northumbria from 634 until his death, and was venerated as a saint in the Middle Ages. Oswald was the son of Æthelfrith of Bernicia and came to rule after spending a period in exile; after defeating the British ruler Cadwallon ap Cadfan, Oswald brought the two Northumbrian kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira once again under a single ruler, and promoted the spread of Christianity in Northumbria.

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Where was the Kingdom of Northumbria anyway?

Where was the Kingdom of Northumbria anyway? | A H Gray

The Lindisfarne Gospels - 8th century illuminated manuscript produced on Lindisfarne, Northumberland by Eadfrith.

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