Lancaster historian's research featured in BBC History Magazine

The ruins of Lindisfarne Priory. The early medieval church on this site had wide-ranging connections at a time when the kingdom held sway over swathes of northern Britain. © Image courtesy of BBC History Magazine

Professor Fiona Edmonds has written a feature article for the September edition of BBC History Magazine.

Entitled 'Northern Powerhouse', the article investigates the rise and demise of the Northumbrian kingdom from the seventh to the eleventh centuries. At its height, the kingdom spanned a large expanse of the central area of Britain, from the rivers Mersey and Humber to the Firth of Forth. The kingdom's collapse was a precursor to the formation of the Anglo-Scottish border.

The article draws on Professor Edmonds' research for her prize-winning book Gaelic Influence in the Northumbrian Kingdom: the Golden Age and the Viking Age (Boydell and Brewer, 2019), which is now available in paperback.

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