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  • Co Durham

    Under rule by [[Durham]] castle. Part of the [[Durham diocese | Durham Diocese]] with influences from the [[Hexham Diocese]]. The pulse of the region is sounded through the use of the [[River Wear]], which connects the western [[Pennines Range]] to …

  • Durham

    Durham is a high hill, surrounded on three sides by the river Wear. It's vulnerable narrow neck of land is well protected by defenses. The cathedral is an important pilbrimage center for northern England. These two elements were key to resisting the …

  • Durham Castle

    The castle was originally built in the 11th century as a projection of the Norman king's power in the north of England, as the population of England in the north remained "wild and fickle" following the disruption of the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is an …

  • Hexham Diocese

    Richard Marsh, also called Richard de Marisco, served as Lord Chancellor of England and Bishop of Durham. Marsh attended a university, as he was styled magister, but which university it was is unknown. His ancestry and upbringing likewise are unknown.[ …

  • Borough of Durham

    The territory that became known as County Durham, originally a liberty under the control of the Bishops of Durham, had various names: the "Liberty of Durham", "Liberty of St Cuthbert's Land" "the lands of St. Cuthbert between Tyne and Tees" or "the …

  • palatinus

    [[Co Durham | Co Durham]] [[Durham | Durham]] [[Gaming Environment | Gaming Environment]]

  • Borough of St Giles

    The hospital was founded at Gilesgate, Durham, by Bishop Flambard as an almshouse "for the keeping of the poor who enter the same hospital". It was dedicated to God and St Giles, the patron saint of beggars and cripples. The first hospital chapel (now St …

  • Bishop's Borough

    Crossgate is one of the oldest centres of Durham.[1] In the Middle Ages it constituted a separate 'borough' of Crossgate, otherwise known as Old Borough (comprising Crossgate itself, Allergate and South Street) and was more or less coterminous with the …

  • Barony of Elvet

    Centered around an Anglo-Saxon church built in 1180. It rests upon a 30-pace rise overlooking the river. [[Co Durham | Co Durham]] [[Durham | Durham]] [[Gaming Environment | Gaming Environment]]

  • Kepier

    The name derives from 'Kipe weir', meaning a weir with a fish trap and the convenience of being close to a source of fish (a major part of the monastic diet) may have influenced the location of the hospital. [[Co Durham | Co Durham]] [[Durham | …

  • St Cuthbert

    After Cuthbert's death, numerous miracles were attributed to his intercession and to intercessory prayer near his remains. In particular, Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, was inspired and encouraged in his struggle against the Danes by a vision or dream …

  • Cuthberts Relics

    According to Bede's life of the saint, when Cuthbert's sarcophagus was opened eleven years after his death, his body was found to have been perfectly preserved or incorrupt.[25] This apparent miracle led to the steady growth of Cuthbert's posthumous …

  • River Wear

    Rising in the east Pennines, its head waters consisting of several streams draining from the hills between Killhope Law and Burnhope Seat, the head of the river is held to be in Wearhead, County Durham at the confluence of Burnhope Burn and Killhope Burn. …

  • Pennines Range

    The area contains many Bronze Age settlements, and evidence of Neolithic settlement (including many stone circles or henges, such as Long Meg and Her Daughters).[42] The Pennines were controlled by the tribal federation of the Brigantes, made up of …

  • North Sea

    Dominated by the Hanseatic League; which was created 60 years prior during the rebuilding of the North German town of L├╝beck in 1159 by the powerful Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, after Henry had captured the area from Adolf II, Count of …

  • well dressing

    Well dressing (also once known as well flowering) is a summer custom practised in rural England in which wells, springs or other water sources are decorated with designs created from flower petals.