Northumberland Fact Compilation
Hey Fil, here' s a fact compilation on my home county
Here it is on a map
of the UK
L Northumberland has more castles than any ether county in
England, which is mot surprising considering its rich history. You
can visit many of these castles and go inside like
Castle and Alnico Castle (where Harry Potter was
filmed) .Someof them are ruins in which you can sometimes
2. Northumberland dates back to the Kingdom of
Northumbria, which was made by the union of two
independant kingdoms, and Deora, in the tth century
although other sources say it was precisely the year 547),
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3. The Kingdom of Northumbria was a massive religious
centre at this time, which brings us to one of the most
important locations, (also known as Holy
Island), and in my opinion the most interesting period in
the Kingdom' s history.
4. In the year 793, was invaded by Vikings, this
year is often taken as the beginning of the Viking age.
However. this wasn' t the only raid. In the year BIG, the
monks fled - taking with them the bones of St.
Cuthbert, until they finally settled at Durham Cathedral in 995.
s, The Gospels were made in honour of St.
Cuthbert. They contain the gospels of Matthew, Mark,
Luke, and John, and was used for ceremonial purposes.
Because St. Cuthbert was buried at , and the
fact that was the most important religious
location, it became an important pilgrimage destination in
the tth and tth centuries.
More or no more compilations about the
area I live in?