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
22 October, 1877
Blantyre mining disaster
The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.