[ nawr-thuhm-bree-uh ]
/ nɔrˈθʌm bri ə /
an early English kingdom extending N from the Humber to the Firth of Forth.
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How to use Northumbria in a sentence
Towards the year 626 the fortress became the residence of Edwin, King of Northumbria, who gave it his name.
No bronze coins were current except in Northumbria, where they were extremely common in the 9th century.
In Northumbria a totally different monetary system prevailed, the unit being the tryms, which contained three sceattas or pence.
It is probable that similar classes existed also in Northumbria, though not under the same names.
British Dictionary definitions for Northumbria
(in Anglo-Saxon Britain) a region that stretched from the Humber to the Firth of Forth: formed in the 7th century ad, it became an important intellectual centre; a separate kingdom until 876 ad
an area of NE England roughly corresponding to the Anglo-Saxon region of Northumbria
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