Welcome the independent Saxon kingdom of Northumbria
The Kingdom of Northumbria
was created in 653AD, which included the land of Bernicia, up to the River Forth.
But now they are the centrepiece of a spectacular exhibition recalling a time when the Kingdom of Northumbria
was a major political power and Lindisfarne a renowned centre of learning.
Inner Farne was where a beacon was originally used by monks as a way to inform the Lindisfarne community of the Saint Cuthbert's death and a fire was lit here at the same time as the one on St Abb's to also mark the span of the ancient kingdom of Northumbria
, while other fires marked the current borders.
They reflect the unique history and landscape of this area - the early greatness of the Kingdom of Northumbria
, the wildness of the weather and the landscape.
At the same time another beacon will be seen at St Abb's Head, Scotland, to remember that the ancient kingdom of Northumbria
stretched across the modern border and which was also a site associated with Cuthbert.
It was through it that Celtic Christianity was re-established in the Kingdom of Northumbria
The event, which is part of the regional events programme for the Lindisfarne Gospels currently on display in Durham, will feature a number of re-enactments plus family activities and an exploration of the lives of the Anglo-Saxons and the history of the kingdom of Northumbria
Stories on baby talk, first days at school, attempts at potty training and the indignities of giving birth are all included in the book, which has been published by Northumberland publishing house, The Kingdom of Northumbria
But the Kingdom of Northumbria
was ever prepared to temporarily deface and destroy its wondrous coastline, forested hills and majestic rivers in the national interest.
There are chapters on the ancient kingdom of Northumbria
, the Christian founding fathers of Bede and Cuthbert, the businessmen, industrialists and luminaries and the region's artists musicians and political philosophers "The region is distinctive and different because it thinks it is," said Prof Colls.
In due course, after 865, coastal raiding gave way to conquest and the ancient, tottering kingdom of Northumbria
was the first of the Saxon homelands to fall.