Northumberland

Northumberland, the most northerly county of England, lies on the border of Scotland, from which it is separated by the Cheviots and the Tweed; its eastern shore, off which lie the Farne Islands, Lindisfarne, and Coquet Isle, N. of Durham, fronts the North Sea; is fifth in size of the English counties; in the N. the Cheviot slopes form excellent pasturage, but the Pennine Range towards the W. presents dreary and less valuable moorland; on the W. are arable lowlands; Tweed, Tyne, Till, Alne, Wansbeck, are the chief rivers. Its great coal-field in the S.E. is the most celebrated in the world, and is the county's greatest source of wealth, and includes upwards of 100 collieries; Newcastle, Alnwick (county town), Hexham, and North Shields are the principal towns. Within its borders were fought the battles of Otterburn, Homildon Hill, and Flodden.

Population (circa 1900) given as 506,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Northmen * Northumbria
North Sea
North-East
North-West Passage
North-West Provinces
Northallerton
Northampton
Northamptonshire
Northcote, James
Northcote, Sir Stafford Henry
Northmen
Northumberland
Northumbria
Northwich
Norton, Charles Edward
Norton, Mrs.
Norway
Norwich
Norwood
Nostradamus
Notables, The
Notary Public

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Acca, St.
Aidan
Aldhelm, St.
Aldhun
Aldred
Alfred, The Great
Allan, George
Allen, Thomas
Arabella, Stuart
Audley, Thomas
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