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Residence of early Northumbrian kings. Bede records the existence of the villa regalis of Ad Gefrin on the river Glen where Paulinus baptized newly converted Northumbrians in 627 in the presence of King Edwin. Following the identification of cropmarks suggesting large halls in the vicinity of the British hilltop site of Yeavering Bell, the site was dug by Brian Hope‐Taylor and the results published in 1977.

Subjects: Archaeology — British History.

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