was one of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdoms in England
, named from lying north of the River Humber
Northumbria was originally composed of the union of two independent kingdoms, Bernicia and Deira.
King Edwin of Deira (616-32) accepted Christianity in 627 and was Bretwalda of England from 627-632.
Northumbria has been adopted by the English Tourist Board as the name of a region in the North East of England, which comprises of Northumberland
, County Durham
and Tees Valley (cleveland). It is also used as another name for Northumberland in then name of Northumbria Police.