Aethelflaed Lady of the Mercians 870 – 918

Born – 870 Died – 12th June 918 Father – King Alfred the Great (849 – 899) Mother – Ealhswith of Wessex (852 – 902) Married – Aethelred of Mercia (d. 911) Children – Aelfwynn (b. c.888) 870 (during) Aethelflaed was born, the eldest child of Alfred, later known as Alfred the Great, and his wife Ealhswith … Read more

English History 950 – 959

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 950 – 959 The kings of England for this period were:  Eadred to 955   Eadwig 955 – 959 Edgar from 959 952 (during) Eric Bloodaxe succeeded in taking Northumbria from Olaf Sihtricson. 952 (during) King Eadred captured and … Read more

English History 940 – 949

This 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) King Edmund I married Aelfgifu who was associated with Shaftesbury Abbey. 940 (early) The Viking Olaf III Guthfrithson, supported … Read more

English History 910 -919

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 910 – 919 The king of Wessex for this period was Edward the Elder 910 (5th August) Battle of Tettenhall (Wednesfield) The combined forces of Mercia and Wessex defeated the Northumbrian Vikings 911 (during) Aethelred, Ealdorman of Mercia, died. … Read more

English History 900 – 909

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 900 – 909 The king of Wessex for this period was Edward the Elder 900 (8th June) Edward the Elder, son of Alfred the Great, was crowned King of the Angles and Saxons. 900 (during) Edward’s cousin, Aethelwold, son … Read more

English History 870 – 879

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 870 – 879 The kings of Wessex for this period were: Aethelred I to 871 Alfred the Great from 871 870 (during) Ivar the Boneless, leader of the Great Heathen army, disappeared from the records. He may have died … 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 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