Hér Ida féng to ríce, ðonon Norþanhymbra cyne-cyn onwóc, and ríxode twelf geár. He timbrode Bebban burh, seó wæs ǽrost mid hegge betýned, and ðǽr æfter mid wealle
here [A. D. 547] Ida began to reign, from whom arose the royal race of the Northumbrians, and reigned twelve years. He built Bamborough, which was at first inclosed by a hedge, and afterwards by a wall,
- Chr. 547; Erl. 16, 7-10 .
From Bebban byrig
- Chr. 926; Th. 199, 31 .
Ðá becom Penda, Myrcna cyning, to ðære cynelícan byrig, seó is nemned Bebban burh
then came Penda, king of the Mercians, to the royal city, which is named Bamborough,
- Bd, 3, 16; S. 542, 18 : 3, 6 ;
- S. 528, 28 .
Hér wæs Bæbban burg tobrocon, and mycel herehúðe ðǽr genumen
here [A. D. 993] Bamborough was destroyed, and much spoil was there taken,
- Chr. 993; Erl. 133, 1 .
BAMBOROUGH, in Northumberland: Babbæ oppidum in provincia Northanhymbrorum
Bebba, æ ; f.
Lat : Bebbe, an; f. Bebba, the name of a queen : burh a borough, corporate town; hence Bebban burh Bebba's burgh or city; Bebbæ urbs. Bede calls it, - 'Urbs regia, quæ a Regina quondam vocabulo Bebba cognominatur,' Bd, 3, 6; S. 109, 22. We thus see that the town had its name from queen Bebba. It is probable that king Ida, who built the town, did not give it this name; but his grandson, Ædilfrid, as Nennius says, - 'Eadfered [ = Ædilfrid] dedit uxori suæ [urbem], quæ vocatur Bebbab, et de nomine suæ uxoris suscepit nomen, id est Bebbanburch,' Nenn. 63, ed. Stevens; Bd. Gidl. 187, note 1. Bebban burh was written in succeeding ages, - Bebbanburc, Flor. A. D. 1117 : Bebanburgh, Bebamburgh, Babanburch, Hunt. A. D. 1148 : Babbanburch, Bebbanburc, Dun. A. D. 1164 : Babanburch, Ric. A. D. 1184 : Bebbamburg, Hovd. A. D. 1204 : Bamburgh, Kni. A. D. 1395 : now, in 1873, Bamborough.]
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