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

History of the Kingdom of Northumbria. PART TWO the Viking and Norman period. (Part One covers the Anglo-Saxon period).

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

Coin of Eirik Bloodaxe. The legend reads "ERIC REX" (King Eric).:Eric Bloodaxe Norse king of York 952 954

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.

Northumbrian tartan - Border tartan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Ruthwell Cross  is a stone Anglo-Saxon cross probably dating from the 8th century,[1] when Ruthwell was part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria; it is now in Scotland.

The Ruthwell Cross is a stone Anglo-Saxon cross probably dating from the when Ruthwell was part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria; it is now in Scotland.

Viking Silver jewelry: The highlight of the collection is an intricately carved silver cup, estimated to be worth more than £200,000. It contains 617coins and various silver fragments, ingots and rings. Some of the pieces were from as far away as Afghanistan. The treasure is believed to have belonged to a rich Viking who buried it during the unrest following the conquest of the Viking kingdom of Northumbria in 927 by the Anglo-Saxon king Athelstan. The hoard was purchased by 2 British…

Viking silver treasure hoard worth £1m unearthed after 1,000 years

Vale of York hoard Found near Harrogate, England, probably buried around AD 927 This major hoard of Viking objects was discovered in January Its size and quality make it one of the most important finds of its type in Britain.

King Egbert (802-839).  House of Wessex. First recognized King of all of England. Queen Elizabeth II's 34th great-grandfather. During the late 8th century, when King Offa of Mercia ruled most of England, Egbert lived in exile at the court of Charlemagne. Egbert regained his kingdom in 802. Succeeded by son Aethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great.

Key facts about King Egbert (Ecgberht) who was born reigned - including biography, historical timeline and links to the British royal family tree.

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.

St Oswald, crowned as a king. King Oswald of Northumbria, d. 642 - circa 1220 - New York Public library manuscript Spencer folio 89 reverse

The Roman North in the 5th century 306ADto 410AD

History of the Kingdom of Northumbria. PART ONE the Anglo-Saxon period. (Part Two covers the Viking period up to the Norman Conquest).

The Gosforth Cross is a large stone Anglo-Saxon cross in St Mary's churchyard at Gosforth in the English county of Cumbria. Formerly part of the kingdom of Northumbria, the area was settled by Scandinavians some time in either the 9th or 10th century.The Gosforth Cross has elaborate carvings which have been interpreted as representing characters and scenes from Norse mythology.

the tallest viking cross in England, in the graveyard of the parish church of Gosforth, Cumbria. It has elaborate carvings which have been interpreted as representing characters and scenes from Norse mythology.

History of Northumbria: Viking era 866 AD - 1066 ADVIKING INVASION AND SETTLEMENT

The Border Reivers, were lawless kinships like Armstrong, Robson and Charlton whose family history was characterised by raiding and stealing within the valleys and borders of England and Scotland.

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

Book of Kells. Folio from the Lindisfarne Gospels contains the incipit Liber generationis of the Gospel of Matthew. Compare this page with the corresponding page from the Book of Kells, especially the form of the Lib monogram.

Saint Cuthbert (c. 634 – 20 March 687) was an Anglo-Saxon monk, bishop and hermit, associated with the monasteries of Melrose and Lindisfarne in the Kingdom of Northumbria. After his death he became one of the most important medieval saints of England, with a cult centred at Durham Cathedral. Cuthbert is regarded as the patron saint of northern England. His feast day is 20 March.

The discovery that Saint Cuthbert’s body is incorrupt, from an early illustrated version of Bede’s Life of Cuthbert (London, British Library, MS fol.

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