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Imaginary depiction of
[[John Speed]]'s 1611 "Saxon Heptarchy"]]▼
[[Image:Ida - John Speed.JPG|thumb|right|Imaginary depiction of Ida from [[John Speed]]'s 1611 "Saxon Heptarchy"]]
'''Ida''' (died c. 559) is the first known king of the [[Angles|Anglian]] kingdom of [[Bernicia]], which he ruled from around 547 until his death in 559. Little is known of his life or reign, but he was regarded as the founder of a line from which later [[Anglo-Saxons|Anglo-Saxon]] kings in this part of [[northern England]] and southern [[Scotland]] claimed descent. His descendants successfully fought off [[Britons (historical)|British]] resistance and ultimately founded the powerful kingdom of [[Northumbria]].
At the time Ida was ruling, Bernician control did not extend far inland from the coast.<ref name="Fletcher25">Fletcher, p. 25.</ref> It was not until the time of [[Æthelfrith of Northumbria|Æthelfrith]], Ida's grandson, that the kingdom expanded significantly to the west. This is supported by the ''Historia Brittonum'''s description of fighting between Bernicians and the native Britons of the area, indicating ongoing resistance. It is also supported by the scarcity of sixth-century Anglo-Saxon archaeological finds from further inland.<ref name=Fletcher25/>
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[[Kategory:Kening fan Bernicia]]