English History 900 – 909

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Edward the Elder

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 was crowned King of the Angles and Saxons.
900 (during)
Edward’s cousin, Aethelwold, rose up against Edward claiming that he should be King. He received support in the North and was made King of York. The Vikings in the north agreed to support him.
901 (Autumn)
Aethelwold and the northern Vikings sailed to East Anglia where they allied themselves to the East Anglian Vikings and prepared to invade Wessex.
902 (13th December)
Battle of the Holme
This battle was fought between Edward and Aethelwold and the Vikings. The exact location is unknown but is thought to be in East Anglia. Although Edward was defeated, during the battle Aethelwold and Eohric, Viking King of East Anglia were killed leaving Edward’s place as King secure.
907 (during)
Aethelflaed and her husband Aethelred of Mercia fortified the town of Chester. This gave them control of the lower Dee and also a fortified, protected Burh to use as base from which to harry the Northumbrian Danes.

890 – 899 <<   >> 910 – 919

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). English History 900 – 909. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-900-909. Last accessed December 12th, 2018

 

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