Class Clips is changing
We will be introducing the new Knowledge and Learning Beta website over the coming months. Clips for use in the classroom are now available on your phone, tablet or PC.


Alternatively, you can still browse or search by keyword or clip number on this site.

CLIP 6350

The Picts and the Northumbrians

The Picts and the Northumbrians
Play

Did you know?

All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.

Key Info
  • The Picts and the Northumbrians
  • Duration: 05:02
  • The relationship between the Picts and the Northumbrians. The Northumbrians took control of lands to the south of Pictland, including Din-Eydin, which they re-named Edwin's Burgh (now Edinburgh). Under King Ecgfrith, the Northumbrians travelled north and attacked the Picts. The decisive battle took place at Dunnichen, where the Picts ambushed the Northumbrians. They drove them out of Pictland and removed a major threat to themselves, the Scotti and the Britons.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Scottish History

  • Keywords: Northumbrians, Angles, Din-Eidyn, battle, Dunnichen, Pictland, Picts, Edinburgh, Scotti
Ideas for use in class
  • On a map the pupils could locate: Din-Eidyn (Edwins-Burgh); Dunnichen; Northumbrian territory; Pictland; and Firth of Forth. The pupils can try writing a newspaper-style account of the battle. They could draw a diagram of the battle, indicating how the Picts defeated the Northumbrians. Pupils might also draw an incident with which they are familiar, in a similar style to the Pictish stone. They could also do a picture of the Pictish stone, including some of the featured characters.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.