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Northumberland was an English county with a North Sea coast. In ancient times, it was known as Northumbria.


Early history[]

Vikings invaded twice on their way down from Scandinavia.

In 943, Vikings buried a flask containing Fenric in the town of Maiden's Point. The Haemovore known as the Ancient One followed them and over generations transformed several people into Haemovores. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)

In 991, Burtnoth was Earl of Northumbria. (AUDIO: The Battle)

In 1039, the Fourth Doctor visited the nunnery Tilling Abbey in Northumbria. (AUDIO: A Sting in the Tale)

In the late summer of 1066, a Viking scouting party arrived to make way for Harald Hardrada's invasion of England. The Monk planned to destroy the Viking longship fleet with an atomic cannon in order to prevent their landing, thus negating the reduction in Harold Godwinson's force strength before the Battle of Hastings and preventing the Norman victory under William the Conqueror. The plan was foiled when Saxons from Wulnoth's village ran the Monk and the Vikings out of the Monk's monastery. (TV: The Time Meddler)

In 1553, the Duke of Northumberland installed Lady Jane Grey as Queen of England. (PROSE: The Nine-Day Queen)

20th century[]

During the latter part of World War II in 1943, Fenric was released via ULTIMA, an early computer installed at Maiden's Point. the Seventh Doctor fought back both Fenric and the Haemovores. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)

C19 later had a Vault there where it stored alien artefacts. This was run by the pale man. (PROSE: The Scales of Injustice)