The Fall of the Kingdom of Northumbria

October 31, 2020
The Fall of the Kingdom of Northumbria

The Battle of Dunnichen is significant since it marked theturning point in the history of the Picts and marked theirindependence from the Kingdom of Northumbria. Not only is thispossibly the best documented event in the history of the Picts, butit also allowed them to overthrow the Northumbrian rule and thedark shadow it cast over all northern peoples. Without theleadership of King Bridei and his courageous followers, Scotland aswe know it may not have existed. The battle also helped to definethe Scottish/English border that remains today, a border that couldhave been pushed further north by the Northumbrians if they had notbeen stopped.