(d. c. 559) king of Bernicia

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English warlord of the mid 6th century ad, who settled on the coast of Northumberland, c.ad 547, built a fortress on the rock of Bamburgh, and founded the royal House of Bernicia, the northern region of Northumbria, which grew rapidly in power after his death (c.ad 559).

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