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  • NORTHUMBRIA (regnum Northanhymbrorum), one of the most important of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, extended from the Humber to the Forth.
  • Both these kings were slain by .Ceadwalla in the following year, but shortly afterwards the Welsh king was overthrown by Oswald, brother of Eanfrith, who reunited the whole of Northumbria under his sway and acquired a supremacy analogous to that previously held by Edwin.
  • The Mercians, however, recovered their independence in 658, and from this time onward Northumbria played little part in the history of southern England.
  • He was succeeded in 705 by his son Osred, and under him and his successors Northumbria began rapidly to decline through the vices of its kings and the extravagance of their donations.
  • It was during his reign in 827 that Northumbria acknowledged the supremacy of Ecgberht, king of Wessex.

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