Meantime Tostig but succeeded indifferently in the governorship of Northumbria.
Under two chiefs, called Ingwar and Hubba, they overran Northumbria in 867.
Bede was born in Northumbria, about 673, the time when the final conversion of England was being accomplished.
His great achievement was the complete subjection and annexation of Northumbria.
Now the people of Northumbria are divided and have no leader.
Alchfrith acted as sub-king in Northumbria under his father.
In 829 the king conquered Mercia, and Northumbria accepted him as overlord.
His new diocese was not much less in extent than that of Northumbria.
He was the brother of Eadberht, who ruled Northumbria 737-758.
We will now hasten on and make a brief survey of the state of Northumbria.
Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Norðhymbre, which lay north of the river Humber (Latin Humbri fluminis, c.720), an ancient pre-English river name of unknown origin. Related: Northumbrian. The Northumbrians seem at times to have referred to the Mercians as Southumbrians.