Week Two – Question #1 – The Northumbrian Question
There is much to know about Northumbria. Below you will find two links. Each will lead to a great many things to learn about Northumbria. Check out the options.
Well, what is there to know?
- You could start with one of the links here which are both specifically about Northern England (or Northumbria, or Northumberland)
- The Anglo-Saxon Age (450 AD – 866 AD)
- The Viking Period (866 AD – 1066 AD)
- You can head to this link and find something of interest through this site:
There is one rule. Pick one small topic to report on.
No one can report on the same topic. There are a lot to choose from, so this should not pose a problem.
This is what I found out about Northumbria.
The Romans built roads, towns, forts and temples, bringing with them soldiers and cultures from across Europe. Also, in the reign of Edwin, Roman Christianity had been introduced to the North, but during Oswald’s reign a Celtic form of Christianity was preferred. Then, the defeat and death of King Penda of Mercia at the Battle of Winwaed in 655 seemed to mark the beginning of a new period of Northumbrian greatness.