- Term used in the 11c for the inhabitants of the *Five Boroughs.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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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