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Britain c. AD 500
Political Divisions

EBK presents a map of Britain as it may have appeared around AD 500. Strathclyde is divided amongst heirs [Indigo]. The Saxons settlements expand considerably, especially Deira, Mercia and East Anglia. Newcomers arrive on the Hampshire and Sussex Coasts and probably in Northumberland, while the settlers in Lindsey expand southwards into what will eventually become known as Mercia [Green]. Little is known of the Northern Pictish regions [Purple], but it may have been around this time that the old tribal divisions stabilized into the traditional seven kingdoms of Pictland. The Scots arrive in Kintyre from Ireland to establish the kingdom of Dalriada.

Map of Britain at the beginning of the 6th Century -  Nash Ford Publishing

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