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
The Norse Vikings
A son Edmund
was born to King Edward and Eadgifu
, Edward’s third wife.
The Scottish King Constantine II submitted to Edward.
A son Eadred
was born to King Edward and Eadgifu.
923 (after August)
Athelm was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.
924 (17th July)
King Edward the Elder died leading the army against a Welsh-Mercian rebellion.
924 (17th July)
Edward’s eldest son, by his first wife, Aethelstan
, became King either immediately or after the death of his half-brother Aelfweard who died on 2nd August 924.
925 (4th September)
Aethelstan was crowned at Kingston upon Thames. The ceremony was performed by Athelm, Archbishop of Canterbury.
926 (8th January)
Athelm, Archbishop of Canterbury, died
926 (after January)
Wulfhelm was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury
of Northumbria, Aethelstan’s brother-in-law died. He was succeeded by a son from a previous marriage who refused to continue the alliance with Aethelstan. Aethelstan invaded Northumbria and captured York.
927 (12th July)
Treaty of Eamont
King Constantine of Scotland, King Owain of Strathclyde and Ealdred of Bamburgh agreed to accept Aethelstan as ruler of Northumbria. This secured peace and meant that Aethelstan had succeeded in re-taking control of the kingdoms of England. He became the first King of England.
First published 2016; updated and re-published 10 Apr 2021 @ 10:43 am – Updated –
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2016 – 2021). English History 920 – 929. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-920-929. Last accessed May 6th, 2021