As soon as he had gained possession of the kingdom of Bernicia, he sent to Iona for missionaries to instruct his people.
The maidens of Bernicia wept when the loss of Agitha was known.
He reigned for twelve years in Bernicia, when Ethelric his son succeeded him.
But burned and harried as it was, Bernicia still clung to the Cross.
He gives twelve estates, six in Deira, six in Bernicia; each consists of the possessions of ten families.
He threw the archbishop into prison at Jedburgh in Bernicia.
In three days they reached Bambrough, the capital of Bernicia.
The name was suggested by that of the ancient province of Bernicia on the Anglo-Scottish borderland.
His children fled over the western border to find refuge among the Welsh, and thelric of Bernicia entered Deira in triumph.
His new kingdom was called Bernicia, and his principal fortress was on a rock by the sea at Bamborough.
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.