English History 920 – 929

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Edward the ElderAethelstan

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)
Edward took Manchester and the Norse Vikings attacked Cheshire.
921 (during)
A son Edmund was born to Edward and Eadgifu
923 (during)
The Scottish King Constantine II submitted to Edward.
923 (during)
A son Eadred was born to Edward and Eadgifu.
923 (August)
Plegmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, died
923 (after August)
Athelm was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury
924 (17th July)
Edward died leading the army against a Welsh-Mercian rebellion.
924 (17th July)
Edward’s eldest son, 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
927 (during)
Sihtric 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)
King Constantine of Scotland, King Owain of Strathclyde and Ealdred of Bamburgh agreed the Treaty of Eamont accepting Aethelstan as ruler of Northumbria securing peace in the North. The agreement of this treaty meant that Aethelstan had succeeded in re-taking control of the kingdoms of England. He became the first King of England.

910 – 919 <<   >> 930 – 939


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). English History 920 – 929. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-920-929. Last accessed March 21st, 2019


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