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The Northumbrians: North-East England and Its People: A New History

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None of these events are in any way historical. As noted, almost nothing is known of Aelle's reign in Northumbria and he would probably not even be remembered were it not for the role he plays in The Tale of Ragnar's Sons. Aethelwulf's wife and the mother of Alfred the Great was Osburh of Wessex who died in c. 854 CE. Judith, Aethelwulf's second wife, was the daughter of Charles the Bald (r. 843-877 CE), King of West Francia and was a teenager when they were married c. 855 CE; they never had any children.

NORTHUMBRIA | Meaning & Definition for UK English". Lexico.com. Archived from the original on 24 January 2020 . Retrieved 8 September 2021.


C. M. Fraser, Edward I of England and the Regalian Franchise of Durham in Speculum, Vol. 31, No. 2. (Apr. 1956), pp. 329–342 Northumbria plays a relatively minor role in Vikings but, in history, its contributions were significant. The kingdom experienced only a few periods of real stability but, in spite of this, still made significant advancements in religion which resulted in developments in education, architecture, and art, among other disciplines.

Kingdom (654–954) [ edit ] Communities and divisions [ edit ] Possible Celtic British origins [ edit ]Northumbria was again the most powerful kingdom in Britain (as it had been under Edwin) and Oswiu took the rest of Mercia in 656 CE after the death of Peada. He was driven out by Wulfhere (one of Penda's sons, r. 658-675 CE) in 658 CE but still held Northumbria. In 664 CE he presided over the Synod of Whitby which was called to resolve the differences between Roman Catholic and Celtic Christianity; he ruled in favor of Roman Catholicism as the official religion of Northumbria.

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