English History 880 – 889

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 880 – 889 The king of Wessex for this period was Alfred the Great 880 (during) The puppet King of Mercia, Ceowulf, died. Earldorman Aethelred, succeeded as King of Mercia. 880 (during) A son, Aethelweard was born to Alfred’s … Read more

Battle of Hastings 14th October 1066

This timeline details the background to and events of the Battle of Hastings, 14th October 1066 Please note times given for the battle of Hastings are based on known times and sequence of events Background 1042 (8th June) Edward the Confessor, son of Aethelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy succeeded his half-brother Harthacnut as … Read more

King Harald Hardrada of Norway 1016 – 1066

Born – c.1015 Died – 25th September 1066 Father – Sigurd Syr (d. c.1018) Mother – Asta Gudbrandsdatter (c. 980 – 1030) Spouses – m. 1045 – Ellisif of Kiev (1025 – 1067), m. 1048 – Tora Torbergsdatter (b. 1025) Children – By Ellisif – Ingegerd (1046 – 1120), Maria (d. 1066), by Tora – … Read more

King William I (The Conqueror) of England 1027 – 1087

Born – c1027 Died – 9th September 1087 Father – Robert the Magnificent (1008 – 1035) Mother – Herleve of Falaise (1012 – 1050) Spouse – m. 1050 – Matilda of Flanders (1032 – 1083) Children – Robert (1052 – 1134), Richard (1056 – 1075), Cecilia (1054 – 1126), Adeliza (b. 1055), William (1057 – … Read more

Edgar Aetheling 1051 – 1125

Born – c1051 Died – c1125 Father – Edward the Exile (1016 – 1057) Mother – Agatha of Kiev (c1028 – c1070) Spouse – Unmarried Children – No children King of England – 1066 Predecessor – King Harold II – 1066 Successor – King William I (the Conqueror) – 1066 – 1087 1051 (around) Edgar … Read more

King Harold II (Godwinson) of England 1022 – 1066

Born – 1022 Died – 14th October 1066 Father – Earl Godwin of Wessex (1001 – 1053) Mother – Gytha Thorkelsdottir (c1000 – c1072) Spouses – m. 1045 – Edith the Fair (Swanneck), m. 1066 – Edith of Mercia Children – by Edith Swanneck – Godwin, Edmund, Magnus, Gunhilda, Gytha; by Edith of Mercia – … Read more

Alfred Aetheling 1005 – 1036

Born – 1005 Died – 5th February 1037 Father – King Aethelred the Unready (966 – 1016) Mother – Emma of Normandy (985 – 1052) Spouse – unmarried Children – No children 1005 (around) Alfred Aetheling was born to King Aethelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy. He was the couple’s second child, Alfred’s brother … Read more

King Edward the Confessor of England 1003 – 1066

Born – 1003 Died – 5th January 1066 Father – King Aethelred the Unready (966 – 1016) Mother – Emma of Normandy (985 – 1052) Spouse – m. 1045 – Edith of Wessex (1025 – 1075) Children – No children King of England – 1042 – 1066 Predecessor – King Harthacnut – 1040 – 1042 … Read more

Battle Abbey 1066 – Present

This timeline is a chronology of Battle Abbey in East Sussex, UK. William of Normandy ordered the abbey to be built on the site of the Battle of Hastings The completed abbey consisted of the Dorter (sleeping area), Reredorter (toilet area), Gatehouse (entrance), Cloister (covered walkway), Refectory (eating area and kitchens) and Abbey church. 1066 … Read more

King Harthacnut of England and Denmark 1018 – 1042

Born – 1018 Died – 8th June 1042 Father – King Canute (995 – 1035) Mother – Emma of Normandy (985 – 1052) Spouse – Not married  Children – No children King of Denmark – 1035 – 1042 Predecessor – Canute 1018 – 1035 Successor – Magnus the Good – 1042 – 1047 King of … Read more

King Harold I (Harefoot) of England 1016 – 1040

Born – 1016 Died – 17th March 1040 Father – King Canute (995 – 1035) Mother – Aelfgifu of Northampton (b. c990) Spouse – Aelfgifu (dates unknown) Children – Aelfwine (dates unknown) King of England – 1037 – 1040 Predecessor – King Canute the Great – 1016 – 1035 Successor – King Harthacnut – 1040 – … Read more

King Canute the Great of England, Denmark and Norway 995 – 1035

Born – 995 Died – 12th November 1035 Father – King Sweyn Forkbeard (960 – 1014) Mother – Gunhilda (d. 1014) Spouses – m. 1013 – Aelfgifu of Northampton (b. 990); m. 1017 – Emma of Normandy (985 – 1052) Children – by Aelfgifu – Sweyn (1015 – 1037), King Harold I (1016 – 1040), … Read more

King Edmund II (Ironside) of England 990 – 1016

Father – King Aethelred the Unready Mother – Aelfgifu of York Spouse – Ealdgyth Children – Edward the Exile, Edmund King of England – 1016 Predecessor – Aethelred the Unready – 1014 – 1016 Successor – King Canute – 1016 – 1035 990 (during) Edmund Ironside was born to King Aethelred the Unready and his … Read more

King Aethelred the Unready of England 966 – 1016

Born – 966 Died – 23rd April 1016 Father – King Edgar (943 – 975) Mother – Aelfthryth (945 – 1002) Spouses – m. 985 – Aelfgifu of York (970 – 1002); m. 1002 – Emma of Normandy (985 – 1052) Children – by Aelfthryth – Aethelstan (985 – 1014), Ecgbert (d. 1005), King Edmund Ironside … Read more

King Edward the Martyr of England 962 – 978

Born – 962 Died – 18th March 978 Father – King Edgar (943 – 975) Mother – Aethelflaed the Fair (d. c964) Spouse – Unmarried Children – No children King of England – 975 – 978 Predecessor – King Edgar – 959 – 975 Successor –King Aethelred the Unready – 978 – 1016 962 (during) … Read more

King Eadred of England 923 – 955

Born – 923 Died – 23rd November 955 Father – Edward the Elder (874 – 924) Mother – Eadgifu of Kent (c902 – c966) Spouse – Unmarried Children – No children King of England – 946 – 955 Predecessor – Edmund I – 939 – 946 Successor –Eadwig – 955 – 959 923 (during) King … Read more

King Edmund I of England 921 – 946

Born – 921 Died – 26th May 946 Father – Edward the Elder (874 – 924) Mother – Eadgifu of Kent (c902 – c966) Spouses – m 940 – Aelfgifu of Shaftesbury (c902 – 944); m. 944 Aethelflaed of Damerham (c920 – c975) Children – King Eadwig (941 – 959), King Edgar (943 – 975) … Read more

King Edward the Elder of England 874 – 924

Born – 874 Died – 17th July 924 Father – Alfred the Great (849 – 899) Mother – Ealhswith (852 – 902) Spouses – m. 893 – Ecgwynn (c877 – c899), m. 899 – Aelfflaed (c878 – c919), m. 919 Eadgifu (c902 – 966) Children – by Ecgwynn – King Aethelstan (895 – 939), Edith (d. … Read more

King Alfred the Great 849 – 899

Born – 849 Died – 26th October 899 Father – King Aethelwulf of Wessex (795 – 858) Mother – Osburgh (810 – 855) Spouse – m.868 – Ealhswith (852 – 902) Children – Aethelflaed (870 – 918), King Edward the Elder (874 – 924), Aethelgifu (875 – 896), Aelfthryth (877 – 929), Aethelweard (880 – 922) … Read more

King Edgar the Peaceful of England 943 – 975

Born – 943 Died – 8th July 975 Father – King Edmund I ((921 – 946) Mother – Aelfgifu of Shaftesbury (c. 902 – 944) Spouses – m. c961 – Aethelflaed (d. c964);  m. 964 – Aelfthryth (945 – 1002)  Children – by Aethelflaed – King Edward the Martyr (962 – 978); by Aelfthryth – Edmund … Read more

Aethelberht King of Kent d 616

Born – c540 Died – 24th February 616 Father – Eormenric Mother – Unknown Spouse – m. c580 – Bertha of Kent (c565 – c601) Children – Eadbald (d. 640), Aethelburg (d. 647) King of Kent – 560 – 616 Predecessor – Eormenric 540 – 560 Successor – Eadbald 616 – 640 540 (around) Aethelberht … Read more

Kings and Queens of England and Britain 827 – Present Day

This timeline details all Kings and Queens of England and Britain from 827 to present day From 1327 England and Wales have shared Kings and Queens From 1603 England, Wales and Scotland have shared Kings and Queens  The Kings and Queens of England also ruled Ireland from 1254 to 1936 when the Republic of Ireland … Read more