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ID: 7012294
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Northumbria (historical region)  Northumbria (historical region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 55 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 55.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 002 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Important Anglo-Saxon kingdom at its zenith in 7th cen.; extended N of Humber River from Irish Sea to North Sea; influential culture produced illuminated gospel books & manuscripts; invasion of Danes & Swedes in 9th-10th cen. eventually fragmented area.

Names:
Northumbria (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Northanhymbre (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Northumbria (historical region)  ................  Northumbria (historical region) (P,H)

Place Types:
historical region (preferred, C)
kingdom (H)  ............  from late 6th cen. until annexed by Wessex in 920
administrative division (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Northanhymbre..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 794
Northumbria..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 672
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 794-795
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 672
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 794; VIII, 794-795
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2604405
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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