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An Anglian kingdom of northern England formed in the seventh century by the union of Bernicia and Deira. Much of Northumbria fell to invading Danes in the ninth century and was annexed to Wessex in 954.
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1. (Historical Terms) (in Anglo-Saxon Britain) a region that stretched from the Humber to the Firth of Forth: formed in the 7th century ad, it became an important intellectual centre; a separate kingdom until 876 ad
2. (Placename) an area of NE England roughly corresponding to the Anglo-Saxon region of Northumbria
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(nɔrˈθʌm bri ə)

1. an early English kingdom extending N from the Humber to the Firth of Forth.
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And from there his eager, wandering priests carried the story far and wide, northward to the fortress of the Pictish kings, and southward to the wild Saxons who dwelt amid the hills and uplands of Northumbria.
They, too, in time reached Northumbria; so, side by side, Roman and Celt spoke the message of peace on earth, goodwill toward men.
And it was among the rugged hills of Northumbria, by the rocky shore where the sounding waves beat and beat all day long, that the first Christian songs in English were sung.
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When the inevitable clash for supremacy came, the king of the then-dominant Anglian kingdom, Northumbria, made choice of the Roman as against the Irish Church, a choice which proved decisive for the entire island.
This was in the Northern, Anglian, kingdom of Northumbria (Yorkshire and Southern Scotland), which, as we have already said, had then won the political supremacy, and whose monasteries and capital city, York, thanks to the Irish missionaries, had become the chief centers of learning and culture in Western Christian Europe.
For a hundred years, throughout the ninth century, the Danes, appearing with unwearied persistence, repeatedly ravaged and plundered England, and they finally made complete conquest of Northumbria, destroyed all the churches and monasteries, and almost completely extinguished learning.
IT was double delight for Northumbria Sport Head of Rugby League Jason Payne after he watched his M1 and M2 sides secure championship glory at this year's BUCS Big Wednesday finale in Nottingham.
Businesses started by graduates from Northumbria University bring in more turnover than those of any other university in the country, with the Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey (HEBCIS) highlighting the PS80.3m those firms made in 2016/17.
Darren May from Amble is a Northumbria University graduate with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Durham and Northumbria police have pooled their resources creating the team which will cover an area stretching from Berwick to Darlington.
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