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.

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.

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

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

Anglo-Saxon and Viking Northumbria (Bamburgh Castle photographed by David Simpson)

Anglo-Saxon and Viking Northumbria (Bamburgh Castle photographed by David Simpson)

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.

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 (c. 604 - c. 642 CE) was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon king and saint. He came to power in Northumbria c. 633 or 634 CE following his victory over Cadwallon ap Cadfan, King of Gwynedd. Oswald ruled over the Northumbrian kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira but also exerted significant authority over parts of modern-day England, Wales, and Scotland.

Oswald of Northumbria

Oswald of Northumbria (c. 604 - c. 642 CE) was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon king and saint. He came to power in Northumbria c. 633 or 634 CE following his victory over Cadwallon ap Cadfan, King of Gwynedd. Oswald ruled over the Northumbrian kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira but also exerted significant authority over parts of modern-day England, Wales, and Scotland.

St. Oswald of Northumbria, King and Martyr The English Saxon kingdom of Northumbria was founded by Ida in 547. After his death…

St. Oswald of Northumbria, King and Martyr The English Saxon kingdom of Northumbria was founded by Ida in 547. After his death…

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