Northumbria was one of the great kingdoms of Britain in the Dark Ages, enduring longer than the Roman Empire. Yet it has been all but forgotten.
Authors Edoardo Albert and Paul Gething put Northumbria back in its rightful place, at the heart of British history, in his special new book entitled Northumbria: The Lost Kingdom. From the impregnable fastness of Bamburgh Castle, the kings of Northumbria ruled a vast area, and held sway as High Kings of Britain. From the tidal island of Lindisfarne, extraordinary saints and learned scholars brought Christianity and civilization to the rest of the country.
Now, thanks to the ongoing work of a dedicated team of archaeologists this story is slowly being brought to light. The excavations at Bamburgh Castle have revealed a society of unsuspected sophistication and elegance, capable of creating swords and jewellery unparalleled before or since, and works of art and devotion that still fill the beholder with wonder.
This book by Edoardo Albert and Paul Gething tells the story of the kingdom and, through the latest archaeological finds, uncovers the everyday lives of people who are both separated by a gulf of centuries and yet intimately connected to the people and country we are today.
The History Press has kindly given thisisnorthumberland.com three copies of Northumbria: The Lost Kingdom as contest prizes.
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