Northumbria, 500-1100: Creation and Destruction of a Kingdom
This book deals with the rise and fall of the kingdom of Northumbria, set in a wider European context. It examines the mechanisms of ethnic, political, social and religious change which, beginning after the end of the Roman Empire, welded the large and disparate area between the Humber and the Firth of Forth into one of the most powerful kingdoms of early medieval England, and thos which led to its disintegration and its replacement by political structures of northern England and southern Scotland.
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Page 319 - DAGMAR'S Cross, facsimile in gold and colours of the Enamelled Jewel in the Old Northern Museum, Copenhagen, with Introductory Remarks by Prof. GEORGE STEPHENS, FSA 8vo, sewed. 3s RAINE (Rev. James) History and Antiquities of North Durham, as subdivided into the Shires of Norham, Island, and Bedlington, which from the Saxon period until 1844 constituted part of the County of Durham, but are now united to Northumberland. BOTH PARTS complete, folio, fine plates (wanting 3 plates in the first part)...