- the northernmost county of England, on the North Sea; became a unitary authority in
2009: hilly in the north (the Cheviots) and west (the Pennines), with many Roman remains,
notably Hadrian's Wall; shipbuilding, coal mining. Administrative centre: Morpeth.
Pop: 310 600 (2007 est). Area: 5032 sq km (1943 sq miles) Northd
- 1st Duke of, title of John Dudley. 1502–53, English statesman and soldier, who governed England (1549–53) during the
minority of Edward VI. His attempt (1553) to gain the throne for his daughter-in-law,
Lady Jane Grey, led to his execution
- (= Northumberland)
Example Sentences Including 'Northumberland'
A suicide note left on his dining room table suggested Morgan had jumped from a 10m cliff at Cape Northumberland near Port MacDonnell.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
And his music brought a 12-year-old Northumberland girl out of a coma.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
He lived in a commune in Northumberland in a house bought for the community by his father, and had no productive work.
THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (2004)
Her brother was a judge on one of the northern circuits and lived in a large house in Northumberland.
INSTANCES OF THE NUMBER 3 (2002)
However, falls in the north are becoming more widespread, with prices dropping notably in Tyne and Wear, Lancashire and Northumberland.
Country Life (2004)
I was raised in north Northumberland , close to the border with Scotland.
Jessup said a witness called rescue officials after seeing the raft drift into the Northumberland Strait.
The place will smell like Northumberland , or Naples anyhow, and everyone will feel loved.
An Older Woman
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