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6th Century

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500 - 599 AD

In the 6th century Bernicia was established as an Anglo-Saxon kingdom by the Angles (a Germanic tribe), some of whom were likely decendents of mercenaries employed along Hadrian's Wall during the late Roman period. The kingdom covererd what is now south-eastern Scotland and the North East England, north of the River Tyne. The kingdom of Deira lay to the south of Bernicia.

  • 547 AD: Angles, led by Ida, conquer a Celtic area called Bryneich, founding the Kingdom of Bernicia.


Anglo-Saxon (410 to 1066 AD)
Yr Hen Ogledd (The Old North) c. 550 – c. 650
- "placements of peoples and sites based on Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia, John T. Koch, ed. (2005), isbn 9781851094400, except that positioning of Roman roads is based on the Iter …

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