- a 6th- and 7th- century Anglian kingdom, merged with Deira to form the kingdom of Northumbria, in present-day NE England and SE Scotland.
Examples from the Web for bernicia
The maidens of Bernicia wept when the loss of Agitha was known.
Redwald then placed Edwin upon the throne of Deira and Bernicia.Yorkshire Battles
In three days they reached Bambrough, the capital of Bernicia.The Paladins of Edwin the Great
Clements R. Markham
But burned and harried as it was, Bernicia still clung to the Cross.History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)</p>
John Richard Green
He threw the archbishop into prison at Jedburgh in Bernicia.
Word Origin and History for 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.