101 – I Ran (So Far Away): The Life and Times of Edwin of Deira


Today we’re going to talk quite a bit about Northumbria. And actually, Northumbria is going to start to get really important in our story going forward. Now much of what we know of Northumbria during this period is due to the efforts of Bede, and other Northumbrians who maintained his tradition of keeping annals. And actually, it’s been argued that even the term “Northumbria” might have been coined by Bede himself. So clearly this is a very important source for us.

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  8 Replies to “101 – I Ran (So Far Away): The Life and Times of Edwin of Deira”

  1. Sarah Reetz
    October 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    THIS IS FANTASTIC! I’ve had a jones for early British history for decades (too ashamed to be specific). I found your podcast via the Medievalist.net and found them via Paul Blinkhorn on FB. Starting off with your latest episode, it was very cool to see a bit of my family tree posted this week:Team Aethelfrith (sorry). I’m giddy with the prospect of spending hours and hours listening to this. THANKS!

    • October 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      :D Welcome! And since you’re on team AEthelfrith, I’m guessing you know how next week’s episode will go. ;)

  2. Ann Baxter
    October 31, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Hi Jamie

    I think there may be a problem with the ‘Play in new window’ and ‘Download’ links for this episode (OK for Ep 126). Using Safari browser – no problems previously.

    • October 31, 2013 at 11:54 am

      Ok, can you try it now?

    • Ann Baxter
      October 31, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Yep – all good now. Many thanks.

  3. June 29, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Really enjoying these episodes Jamie. I am a native of Northumbria (specifically Bernicia, as I’ve just learned) and my mum was born in Monkwearmouth, where Bede lived, so these episodes involving my part of the world are especially cool. Ashamed to say how little I knew about my own patch, so thanks for all your research and an excellent podcast.

  4. May 25, 2016 at 7:13 am

    How do I find the family tree of Bernicia that you mention in the podcast?

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