English History 980 – 989

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 980 – 989 The king of England for this period was Aethelred (the Unready) 980 (during) There were Danish Viking raids on Chester and Southampton. 981 (during) There were Danish Viking raids on Devon and Cornwall. 982 (during) There … Read more

English History 960 – 969

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 960 – 969 The king of England for this period was Edgar, known as The Peaceful 960 (around) Edgar married Aethelflaed the Fair, daughter of Ealdorman Ordmaer of Devon. 960 (21st September) Dunstan received the pallium as Archbishop of … Read more

English History 950 – 959

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 950 – 959 The kings of England for this period were:  Eadred to 955   Eadwig 955 – 959 Edgar from 959 952 (during) Eric Bloodaxe succeeded in taking Northumbria from Olaf Sihtricson. 952 (during) King Eadred captured and … Read more

English History 940 – 949

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 940 – 949 The kings of England for this period were:  Edmund I to 946 Eadred from 946 940 (during) King Edmund I married Aelfgifu who was associated with Shaftesbury Abbey. 940 (early) The Viking Olaf III Guthfrithson, supported … Read more

English History 930 – 939

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 930 – 939 The king of England for this period was Aethelstan 931 (during) The rulers of Wales paid homage to Aethelstan at Hereford. 933 (during) Aethelstan’s half-brother, Edwin, died. 934 (May) King Aethelstan marched north to invade Scotland. … Read more

English History 920 – 929

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 920 – 929 The kings of Wessex/England for this period:  Edward the Elder until 924 Aethelstan from 924 920 (during) The Norse Vikings attacked Cheshire. 920 (during) King Edward the Elder took Manchester. 921 (during) A son Edmund was … Read more

English History 910 -919

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 910 – 919 The king of Wessex for this period was Edward the Elder 910 (5th August) Battle of Tettenhall (Wednesfield) The combined forces of Mercia and Wessex defeated the Northumbrian Vikings 911 (during) Aethelred, Ealdorman of Mercia, died. … Read more

English History 900 – 909

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 900 – 909 The king of Wessex for this period was Edward the Elder 900 (8th June) Edward the Elder, son of Alfred the Great, was crowned King of the Angles and Saxons. 900 (during) Edward’s cousin, Aethelwold, son … Read more

English History 880 – 889

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 880 – 889 The king of Wessex for this period was Alfred the Great 880 (during) The puppet King of Mercia, Ceowulf, died. Earldorman Aethelred, succeeded as King of Mercia. 880 (during) A son, Aethelweard was born to Alfred’s … Read more

English History 870 – 879

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 870 – 879 The kings of Wessex for this period were: Aethelred I to 871 Alfred the Great from 871 870 (during) Ivar the Boneless, leader of the Great Heathen army, disappeared from the records. He may have died … Read more

English History 1510 – 1519

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English history for the years 1510 – 1519 The monarch for this period 1510 – 1519 was Henry VIII 1510 (31st January) Catherine of Aragon was prematurely delivered of a stillborn daughter. Miscarriage and stillbirth were a common occurrence in the sixteenth century and … Read more