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The Kings of Northumbria
Music: John Garth
Out of a restless alliance between two 6th century kingdoms came a civilisation that defined Englishness.

THE kingdoms of Bernicia to the north of the River Tees, with its capital at Bamburgh, and Deira to the south, seated in York, were first brought into an uneasy union by King Ethelfrith of Bernicia, son-in-law of Ella of Deira, in 604.

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Distinguish using sentences: Among. Between.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Find. Close. Form.

Use together in one sentence: Son-in-law. Bond. Preeminent.

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Kings and Queens: Alfred to Ethelred
Music: Thomas Arne
England’s rulers from the only one named ‘the Great’, to the king who lost his crown to the Danes.

THE first steps towards a Kingdom of England were taken by Alfred the Great, King of Wessex on the south coast.

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Distinguish using sentences: Elder. Older.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Hold. Attack. Break.

Use together in one sentence: Die. Government. Realm.

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