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Bernicia

[ber-nish-ee-uh, -nish-uh]
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  1. a 6th- and 7th- century Anglian kingdom, merged with Deira to form the kingdom of Northumbria, in present-day NE England and SE Scotland.
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Bernicia

Anglo-Saxon kingdom in northernmost England, founded by mid-6c., eventually merged into Northumbria; the name evidently is a survival of a pre-invasion Celtic name, perhaps that represented by Welsh Bryneich.

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