Ida, king of Bernicia

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Ida

Also Known As: "Ida Eopping"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: (Bernicia) Northumbria, England
Death: circa 560 (36-53)
(Bernicia) Northumbria, England
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Son of Eoppa
Husband of Bearnach
Father of Adda, King of Bernicia; Æthelric, king of Bernicia; Theodric, King of Bernicia; Alri (Alric) of Bernicia; ??? and 1 other
Brother of Glappa, King of Bernicia

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About Ida, king of Bernicia

Bede's Ecclesiastical History

In the year 547, Ida began to reign; he was the founder of the royal family of the Northumbrians, and he reigned twelve years.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

A.D. 547. This year Ida began his reign; from whom first arose the royal kindred of the Northumbrians. Ida was the son of Eoppa, Eoppa of Esa, Esa of Ingwy, Ingwy of Angenwit, Angenwit of Alloc, Alloc of Bennoc, Bennoc of Brand, Brand of Balday, Balday of Woden. Woden of Fritholaf, Fritholaf of Frithowulf, Frithowulf of Finn, Finn of Godolph, Godolph of Geata. Ida reigned twelve years. He built Bamburgh-Castle, which was first surrounded with a hedge, and afterwards with a wall (‘’Anglo-Saxon Chronicle’’ : Collated text.).

A.D. 547. This year Ida began to reign, from whom arose the royal race of Northhumbria ; and he reigned twelve years, and built Bambrough, which was at first enclosed by a hedge, and afterwards by a wall. Ida was the son of Eoppa, Eoppa of Esa, Esa of Ingwi, Ingwi of Angenwit, Angenwit of Aloe, Aloe ot Benoc, Benoc of Brond, Brond of Beldeg, Beldeg of Woden, Woden of Frithowald, Frithowald of Frithuwulf, Frithuwulf of Finn, Finn of Godwulf, Godwulf of Geat (‘’Anglo-Saxon Chronicle’’ (A) : Cottonian Fragment (British Museum, Cotton MS. Otho B xi, 2); ‘’Anglo-Saxon Chronicle’’ (E) : The Laud (or "Peterborough") Chronicle (Bodleian, MS. Laud 636).

The Canterbury manuscript gives the ancestry of Ida, king of Mercia as Ida, son of Eoppa, son of Esa, son of Ingui, son of Angenwit, son of Aloc, son of Benoc, son of Brand, son of Beldeg, son of Woden (‘’Anglo-Saxon Chronicle’’ (F) : The Canterbury Bi-Lingual Epitome, British Library MS Cotton Domitian Aviii, ff.30-70).

A.D. 560. This year Ceawlin undertook the government of the West-Saxons; and Ella, on the death of Ida, that of the Northumbrians.

Sources

Please see Dr. J White-Phillips and Darrell Wolcott: Bernicia-From Doormat to Dominant in North Britain; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id280.html. (Steven Ferry, July 20, 2021.)

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Ida, king of Bernicia's Timeline

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515
(Bernicia) Northumbria, England
539
539
(Bernicia) Northumbria, England
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(Bernicia) Northumbria, England
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(Bernicia) Northumbria, England
546
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(Bernicia) Northumbria, England
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560
Age 45
(Bernicia) Northumbria, England
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