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:
Alfred the Great
The puppet King of Mercia, Ceowulf, died. Earldorman Aethelred, became King of Mercia.
King Alfred won a naval battle against the Vikings.
A group of Vikings arrived in England and attacked Rochester in Kent. However, Rochester had been fortified by King Alfred and was able to withstand the attack until help came.
King Alfred took London (Lundenburgh). As it was technically in the Kingdom of Mercia he placed the city under the protection of Aethelred of Mercia.
King Alfred married his eldest daughter, Aethelflaed, to King Aethelred of Mercia. This move allied Aethelred to Alfred and also gave Alfred some control over London.
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). English History 880 – 889. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-880-889.htm. Last accessed January 16th, 2019
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