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
Aethelstan received homage from the Welsh rulers at Hereford.
Aethelstan’s half-brother, Edwin, died.
Aethelstan marched north to invade Scotland. Although the exact reason for this move is unknown it is thought likely that Constantine of Scotland broke the peace treaty of 927.
Aethelstan established a border between England and Cornwall.
Battle of Brunanburh
Aethelstan fought the combined forces of Constantine of Scotland, Owain of Strathclyde and Olaf Guthfrithson King of Dublin. The battle lasted all day but saw Aethelstan victorious.
939 (27th October)
Aethelstan died at Gloucester. He was succeeded by his half-brother Edmund.