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 (bər-nĭsh′ē-ə, -nĭsh′ə, bĕr-)
A sixth-century ad Anglian kingdom in present-day northeast England and southeast Scotland. It was later part of the kingdom of Northumbria.
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During the play Coventina and the nymphs negotiate peace with Woden, the Anglo Saxon god of war, who arrives with his warriors and his ravens, and bring them together with the local British tribe, the Brynaich.