Fifburgingas


Fifburgingas
Term used in the 11c for the inhabitants of the *Five Boroughs.

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Burga fife — The *Five Boroughs named in the *ASC annal for 942 as: Ligora ceaster (Leicester), Lindcylene (Lincoln), Snotingham (Nottingham), Stanford (Stamford), and Deoraby (Derby). Cf. Fifburgingas …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Five Boroughs — Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Lincoln, Stamford. The word *fifburgingas was first used in 942 when the English under King Edmund I took over the towns from the Danes of York. They were within the *Danelaw …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


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