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  1. Lindisfarne

    The isle of Lindisfarne is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England. It is also known amongst some as Holy Island and constitutes a civil parish in Northumberland. Both the Parker Chronicle and Peterborough Chronicle annals of AD 793 record the Old English name, Lindisfarena, which means "[island of the] travellers from Lindsey", indicating the island was settled from the Kingdom of Lindsey, or possibly that its inhabitants travelled there.


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