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. This book puts Northumbria back in its rightful
place, at the heart of British history. 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... more...