Chapter Twenty. Southumbria

  1. Pauline Stafford Professor specialist
  1. Charles Insley Senior Lecturer DPhil

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch20

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

How to Cite

Insley, C. (2009) Southumbria, in A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100 (ed P. Stafford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Liverpool University, UK

Author Information

  1. Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106283

Online ISBN: 9781444311020

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Keywords:

  • Southumbria;
  • viking attacks and settlements, changing political and economic landscape of southern English kingdoms;
  • English kings, engaging with local elite society;
  • Æthelflæd, waging campaigns against Scandinavian neighbors;
  • Æthelstan's background raises the issue of Mercian “separatism”;
  • England's tenth-century kings, creating strong sense of dynastic and regnal identity;
  • “anti-monastic reaction”, following Edgar's death

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Making of England

  • Kingship, Ideology, and Identity

  • Church and State

  • Wessex, Mercia, and Northumbria

  • The Economy

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography