The 1018 Battle of Carham saw Northumbrian forces face the combined Scottish forces of two kings, Malcom II, King of Scots and Owen the Bald, King of Strathclyde. The Scottish victory is seen as a pivotal event in the establishment of the Scottish kingdom, it led to the fatal weakening of the Earldom of Northumbria; resulting in Northumbria beings unable to challenge the recent conqueror of England, Cnut. The ultimate result of the Battle was the determined of the eastern border of Scotland at the River Tweed. This pack has been produced in collaboration with The Battlefields Trust.
Download the classroom activities, documents, illustrations and maps:
Download the findings of a geophysics investigation in Carham conducted by The Bernician Studies group in October 2019.
A 30 minute documentery film, 'Carham 1018 - The Start of the Border Story' is now available to view on The Battlefields Trust YouTube channel.
Please consider making a donation to Battlefields Trust North East to allow us to continue our work on the Carham 1018 Project.