Carham shown within Northumberland
|Population||347 (2001 census)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
Near to Carham are the extensive remains of Early British camps and a bronze sword, now in the British Museum, discovered in the nearby Tweed.
Carham on the Tweed, where a stream divides Northumberland from Scotland, was the scene of two battles in Anglo-Saxon times.
In 833 the Danes fought the English, and the English were routed. Leland tells us that
in the 33rd year of Ecbright the Danes arrived at Lindisfarne and fought with the English at Carham where Eleven Bishops and two English Countes were slayne, and a great numbre of people.
In 1016 or 1018 the Battle of Carham between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Northumbrians resulted in a Scottish victory.
- Office for National Statistics: Neighbourhood Statistics
- Ridley, Nancy (1966 (reprint)). Portrait of Northumberland. London: Robert Hale. OCLC 503957631?referer=br&ht=edition.
- British History Online
- Hugill, Robert (1931). Road Guide to Northumberland and The Border. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Andrew Reid & Company, Limited.
- Purves, Geoffrey (2006). Churches of Newcastle and Northumberland. Stroud, Gloucestershire, England: Tempus Publishing Limited. p. 173. ISBN 0 7524 4071 3.
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