The Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria

Ref: C3679662

This course will describe the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Northumbria, its culture, coinage, church history, art & architecture. Using archaeology, air photography, history and manuscripts to show what it was, how long it lasted, what it achieved and what happened to it. Northumbria was one of the most important Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, crucial to the formation of England and will be examined in depth.

Course aim

This course will introduce students to the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria, what & where is it? how long did it last? what did it achieve and what are its lasting effects today?

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • This is an advanced course for students with experience and skills in this subject
  • This course is for adults who would like to find out more about the past, in this case about the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria in which the minor Kingdom of Lindsey was assimilated.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Show what, where and how long the kingdom of Northumbria was.
  • Describe the lasting cultural achievements of the Kingdom.
  • List the principal ecclesiastical sites of the kingdom.
  • Outline the architecture of a typical Anglo-Saxon villages buildings.
  • Show what happened to Anglo-Saxon Northumbria.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Bibliographies and Digital Resources will be supplied via the Canvas learning platform.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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The Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria


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