English History 940 – 949

EadredKing Edmund IThis timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 940 – 949

The kings of England for this period were:
 Edmund I to 946
Eadred from 946

940 (during)
Edmund married Aelfgifu who was associated with Shaftesbury Abbey.
940 (early)
The Viking Olaf III Guthfrithson, supported by the Archbishop of York, Wulfstan, conquered Northumbria and invaded Mercia.
941 (12th February)
Wulfhelm, Archbishop of Canterbury, died.
941 (After February)
Oda was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.
941 (during)
A son, Eadwig, was born to Edmund and Aelfgifu.
941 (during)
Edmund took back Mercia after Olaf III Guthfrithson was killed.
942 (during)
Edmund I made an alliance with King Olaf of York.
943 (during)
A son, Edgar, was born to Edmund and Aelfgifu.
944 (during)
King Olaf of York was unable to hold York and fled to Dublin where he became King.
944 (during)
Edmund I re-took Northumbria.
944 (during)
A number of severe storms sweep across England destroying at least 1500 houses.
944 (18th May)
Edmund’s wife Aelfgifu died.
944 (after May)
Edmund married Aethelflaed of Damerham, daughter of the Ealdorman of Wiltshire.
945 (during)
Edmund conquered Strathclyde and made an alliance with King Malcolm I of Scotland.
946 (26th May)
Edmund I was murdered in Pucklechurch by Leofa, a thief who had been exiled by Edmund. He was succeeded by his brother Eadred.
946 (16th August)
Eadred was crowned King of England by Archbishop Oda of Canterbury at Kingston upon Thames.
947 (during)
Eric Bloodaxe, the Viking, took over as ruler of Northumbria.
948 (during)
Eadred re-took Northumbria then marched north to Ripon where he received the submission of Northumbria at Tanshelf.
948 (during)
St Albans school, St Albans, was founded.
949 (during)
The former ruler of York, Olaf Sihtricson, returned to the North of England and was accepted as ruler of Northumbria.


Published Jul 29, 2016 @ 11:39 pm – Updated – Jun 17, 2020 @ 5:44 pm

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016 – 2020). English History 940 – 949. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-940-949. Last accessed October 26th, 2020