This northern British kingdom was formed the merger of Bernicia and Deira in the 6th century
During the 6th and 7th centuries it extended into most of southern England
It was broken up when the Danes created the Kingdom of York in the late 9th century
12 December, 1889
Death of Robert Browning
Best known as a poet and playwright, Browning (b. 1812) was married to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.