Northumbria The Lost Kingdom

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Author : Paul Gething
ISBN : 0752459708
Genre : History
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Northumbria was one of the great kingdoms of Britain in the Dark Ages, enduring longer than the Roman Empire. Yet it has been all but forgotten. This book puts Northumbria back in its rightful place, at the heart of British history. From the impregnable fastness of Bamburgh Castle, the kings of Northumbria ruled a vast area, and held sway as High Kings of Britain. From the tidal island of Lindisfarne, extraordinary saints and learned scholars brought Christianity and civilization to the rest of the country. Now, thanks to the ongoing work of a dedicated team of archaeologists this story is slowly being brought to light. The excavations at Bamburgh Castle have revealed a society of unsuspected sophistication and elegance, capable of creating swords and jewellery unparalleled before or since, and works of art and devotion that still fill the beholder with wonder.
Category: History


Author : Edoardo Albert
ISBN : 9781783784448
Genre : History
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Warrior tells the story of forgotten man, a man whose bones were found in an Anglo-Saxon graveyard at Bamburgh castle in Northumberland. It is the story of a violent time when Britain was defining itself in waves of religious fervour, scattered tribal expansion and terrible bloodshed; it is the story of the fighting class, men apart, defined in life and death by their experiences on the killing field; it is an intricate and riveting narrative of survival and adaptation set in the stunning political and physical landscapes of medieval England. Warrior is a classic of British history, a landmark of popular archaeology, and a must-read for anyone interested in the story of where we've come from.
Category: History

The Fall Of The Kingdom Of Northumbria

Author : Dr. Clifton Wilcox
ISBN : 9781503523579
Genre : History
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The Battle of Dunnichen is significant since it marked the turning point in the history of the Picts and marked their independence from the Kingdom of Northumbria. Not only is this possibly the best documented event in the history of the Picts, but it also allowed them to overthrow the Northumbrian rule and the dark shadow it cast over all northern peoples. Without the leadership of King Bridei and his courageous followers, Scotland as we know it may not have existed. The battle also helped to define the Scottish/English border that remains today, a border that could have been pushed further north by the Northumbrians if they had not been stopped.
Category: History

Oswald Return Of The King

Author : Edoardo Albert
ISBN : 9781782641179
Genre : Fiction
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The exiled family of King Æthelfrith of Northumbria arrive, after much hardship, on the island of Iona, where the monastery founded by St Columba has become a centre of worship and learning. Young Oswald becomes firm friends with a novice, Aidan. When Aidan professes his final vows, Oswald and his little brother Oswy are received into the church. As befits a young prince, Oswald learns to fight. However, Aidan's example attacts him and he is on the point of deciding to become a monk when news reaches Iona that his half brother, Eanfrith, has been killed by Cadwallon, the king who defeated Edwin. Oswald sails back to Northumbria and meets Cadwallon in battle, defeating and killing him. Oswald, now undisputed king of Northumbria, gives Aidan the island of Lindisfarne as his base. But Penda, the last great pagan king in England, is raising troops against him ...
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The Catholic Religion

Author : Vernon Staley
ISBN : OXFORD:590936100
Genre : Anglo-Catholicism
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Category: Anglo-Catholicism

Ulwencreutz S The Royal Families In Europe V

Author : Lars Ulwencreutz
ISBN : 9781304581358
Genre : History
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Ulwencreutz's Royal Families in Europe V - A brief history of the ruling houses during the last 2000 years. From the house of La Tour d'Auvergne to the house of Zahringen.
Category: History

Northumbria S Golden Age

Author : Jane Hawkes
ISBN : UOM:39015048533460
Genre : History
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Northumbria enjoyed a Golden Age during the 7th and 8th centuries. This volume contains contributions from leading scholars which present new insights into this period based on the latest documentary research and archaeological discoveries.
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Lost Kingdoms

Author : John Lenox Roberts
ISBN : UOM:39015040607791
Genre : History
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This book follows the history of Celtic Scotland from the ancient kingdoms of the Picts and Scots to the downfall of Clan Donald at the end of the fifteenth century.
Category: History

The Last Kingdom Series Books 1 8 The Last Kingdom The Pale Horseman The Lords Of The North Sword Song The Burning Land Death Of Kings The Pagan Lord The Empty Throne The Last Kingdom Series

Author : Bernard Cornwell
ISBN : 9780008159658
Genre : Fiction
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The ultimate collection of books 1-8 in the epic and bestselling series that has gripped millions. A hero will be forged from this broken land. As seen on Netflix and BBC around the world.
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The Book Of Dignities

Author : Joseph Haydn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039031153
Genre : Great Britain
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Coinage In Ninth Century Northumbria

Author : David Michael Metcalf
ISBN : UVA:X001592914
Genre : Social Science
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Nineteen papers covering every aspect of this topic: coinage and history, chronology, styea hoards, styea phases and goups, metal analysis, Royal coins, names on coins, and many other notes. From the 10th Oxford Symposium on Coinage and Monetary History.
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Anglo Saxon England

Author : Frank Merry Stenton
ISBN : 0192801392
Genre : History
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This book covers the emergence of the earliest English kingdoms to the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in 1087. Professor Stenton examines the development of English society, describes the chief phases in the history of the Anglo-Saxon Church, and studies the unification of Britain begun by the kings of Mercia, and completed by the kings of Wessex. The result is a fascinating insight into this period of English history.
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Oswiu King Of Kings

Author : Edoardo Albert
ISBN : 9781782641193
Genre : Fiction
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Oswald's head is on a spike. Can Oswiu avoid the same fate? The great pagan king Penda set a trap, and when the brothers Oswiu and Oswald walked in, only one came back alive. Rumours abound that the place where Oswald's body is strung up has become sacred ground - a site of healing for those who seek it. Oswald's mother believes he will protect those he loves, even beyond the grave. So she asks the impossible of Oswiu: to journey to the heart of Penda's kingdom and rescue the body that was stolen from them. Will this fateful task allow Oswiu to prove himself worthy of uniting the kingdoms under him as the King of Kings, or will it set him on a path to destruction? Oswiu: King of Kings is the masterful conclusion to The Northumbrian Thrones trilogy.
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Edwin High King Of Britain

Author : Edoardo Albert
ISBN : 9781782640615
Genre : Fiction
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Edwin, the deposed king of Northumbria, seeks refuge at the court of King Raedwald of East Anglia. But Raedwald is urged to kill his guest by Aethelfrith, Edwin's usurper. As Edwin walks by the shore, alone and at bay, he is confronted by a mysterious figure - the missionary Paulinus - who prophesies that he will become High King of Britain. It is a turning point. Through battles and astute political alliances Edwin rises to great power, in the process marrying the Kentish princess Aethelburh. As part of the marriage contract the princess is allowed to retain her Christian faith. But, in these times, to be a king is not a recipe for a long life : This turbulent and tormented period in British history sees the conversion of the Anglo-Saxon settlers who have forced their way on to British shores over previous centuries, arriving first to pillage, then to farm and trade - and to come to terms with the world view of the Celtic tribes they have driven out.
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