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Aethelfrith

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Son of Aethelric, became king of Bernicia in 593 and added the neighbouring kingdom of Deira. His first wife was Bebba; the second was Acha, daughter of Aelle, king of Deira, by whom he had...

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Aneirin

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The name given to a 13th‐cent. manuscript which contains the poem Y Gododdin, attributed to the bard Aneirin (or, incorrectly, Aneurin) who lived in the second half of the 6th cent. The...

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battle of Catterick

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6th cent.

*Aneurin's poem Gododdin relates how the North Britons from Edinburgh were defeated at Catterick by the men of Bernicia and Deira. The battle was probably in the late 6th...

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battle of Heathfield

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633.

Here on the Lindsey–Elmet border, north of the Idle on Hatfield Chase, or possibly near Cuckney (Notts.), died Edwin of Deira, king of Northumbria, in circumstances which...

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battle of the River Idle

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616.

According to Bede, Edwin, young son of Aelle, king of Deira, was driven out of the kingdom by Æthelfric, king of Bernicia, and at length took refuge with Rædwald, king of East...

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kingdom of the Gododdin

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A British kingdom of the 6th cent. in south‐east Scotland. Aneurin's heroic poem tells of a raid by the Gododdin on the Anglo‐Saxon kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira, and of the battle at...

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kingdom of York

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The Viking kingdom of York has attracted great attention since the Coppergate excavations revealed so much about Jorvik and its inhabitants. In 867 York was seized by Danish raiders from...

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Northumberland

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Is a large county of ancient origins as an independent kingdom and one of the earliest centres of British Christianity. A great border region, it is full of peel houses and castles. The...

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Northumbria

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

An ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom in NE England extending from the Humber to the Forth. The name comes from obsolete Northumber, denoting a person living beyond the Humber.

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Olaf Sihtricsson

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(d. 981),

king of Deira (941–3, 949–52), king of Dublin (945–81). Olaf's father was Sihtric, king of Deira, whose second wife was Athelstan's sister. On Sihtric's death in 927, his...

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