Northumberland Holidays
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Before 440
440 - 789
789 - 1000
1000 - 1400
1400 - 1700
After 1700
The History of Northumberland

Dunstanburgh Castle Roman Empire To Industrial Revolution
Northumberland is a county shaped by her history.

From occupation by the legions of Rome to invasion by Germanic Anglo-Saxons ... from the arrival of Christianity to invasion again by maurauding Danes ... from plundering Norsemen to the Norman Conquest ... from feuds and raids across the Scottish border to the upheaval of the industrial revolution ... the story of Northumberland - once part of the ancient Kingdom of Northumbria - has often been turbulent and difficult.

But each people left their mark. And the evidence of the past remains, in place names and ancient customs, in traditional street markets and in the ruins of medieval castles.

Discover Northumbria's fascinating past by following our history timeline ...

Saturday 25 November 2017