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 920 – 929

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) The Norse Vikings attacked Cheshire. 920 (during) King Edward the Elder took Manchester. 921 (during) A son Edmund was … 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