Starting Population 116 % of Worldwide 0.4%
Population Starting Income 1,881 % of Worldwide 0.3%
Income Starting GDP 20,759 % of Worldwide GDP 0.3% Starting Surplus 171 % of Worldwide 0.5%
Surplus 5 fiefs in province Overlord: Burys (46)
Comments: Durham is a County Palantine in the northeastern corner of England, not far south of the Scottish border. Incorporated into the Roman world rather late, the province was the eastern anchor of Hadrian's Wall. Overrun in the 5th century by the Saxons, the area was incorporated into the Kingdom of Northumberland. During the 9th century it formed part of Bernicia, but in the following century it was definitively incorporated into England, and the county town was elevated to a Bishopric. Under the ecclesiastical authority of the Archbishop of York , the Bishop of Durham has extensive comital rights over the government of the shire. There is a some commerce in Durham and Hartlepol , important ports, and the former the seat of the Bishop, but the province is primarily agricultural, and produces a variety of products.