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Before the Golden Age: Bernicia, Deira, then Northumbria

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Northumbria was one of the most important kingdoms in Europe during the late 7th and 8th centuries, producing
incredible works of art such as the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Ruthwell Cross, as well as highly influential scholars
like Alcuin and Bede. But how did Northumbria attain this pre-eminent position? The past decade has seen a plethora
of new archaeology brought to light, and Dr Rob Collins will lead this class examining the formation of Northumbria and its foundation kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira.

We are running this course in partnership with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. To book a place please call 0191 222 5121 or