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Cymry in the North: the North Britons from the sixth century to the tenth

Cymry in the North: the North Britons from the sixth century to the tenth


Date: Saturday 28 April Start 0930 End 1630

The Brittonic (or Welsh) dimension of northern England and southern Scotland has long been recognised, but has rarely been to the fore of scholarly or popular views of the area’s early medieval past. The North Britons formed several significant kingdoms in the 6th century, the most famous of which is Rheged. The history of these kingdoms must be pieced together from heroic, but textually complex, Welsh poetry. The North British kingdoms were gradually eaten up by the Northumbrian kings, leaving only the polity based on Dumbarton rock. This sole surviving Brittonic kingdom expanded southwards at the start of the 10th century and became known as ‘Cumbria’. The conference will be a timely way both to draw on the work of some leading scholars of this generation and to derive insights from new research in the field.

Speakers include: Thomas Charles- Edwards, Marged Haycock, Chris Bowles, Tom Clare, Rachel Newman and Fiona Edmonds.


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Cymry in the North - Optional Lunch


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