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 980 – 989

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 980 – 989 The king of England for this period was Aethelred (the Unready) 980 (during) There were Danish Viking raids on Chester and Southampton. 981 (during) There were Danish Viking raids on Devon and Cornwall. 982 (during) There … 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

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

Emma of Normandy 985 – 1052

Born – 985 Died – 6th March 1052 Father – Richard I, Duke of Normandy (932 – 996) Mother – Gunnora (950 – 1031) Spouses – 1. King Aethelred the Unready (966 – 1016), 2. King Canute (995 – 1035) Children – by Aethelred – King Edward the Confessor (1002 – 1066), Godgifu (1004 – … Read more

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

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 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 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 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

Sweyn Forkbeard King of Denmark and England 960 – 1014

Born – 960 Died – 3rd February 1014 Father – Harald Bluetooth (910 – 986) Mother – Gyrid Olafsdottir (dates not known) Spouse – m. c990, div c1000 – Gunhilda (d. c1015), m. c1000 – Sigrid (d. c1013) Children –  by Gunhilda – Thyra (b. 993), King Canute (994 – 1035), King Harald II of Denmark (995 – … 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 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 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 Sweyn Estridsson of Denmark 1019 – 1076

King Sweyn Estridsson of Denmark

Father – Ulf Thorgilsson
Mother – Estrid Svendsdatter
Spouses – 1. Gyda of Sweden 2. Gunnhildr Sweinsdottir 3. Tora Torbergsdatter
Children – by Gunnhildr – Svend Svendsen
King of Denmark – 1047 – 1076
Predecessor – Magnus the Good – 1042 – 1047
Successor – Harald III 1076 – 1080

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King Osberht of Northumbria d 867

Born – 848 Died – 21st March 867 Father – unknown Mother – unknown Spouse – unknown Children – unknown   848 (around) Osberht became King of Northumbria after Aethelred, son of Eanred, was murdered. 855 (around) Osberht seized Wercewurde and Tillemuthe from the church. 862 (around) Osberht was deposed by Aelle who became king … Read more

King Aelle of Northumbria d. 867

Born – 862 Died – 21st March 867 Father – unknown Mother – unknown Spouse – unknown Children – unknown 862 (around) Aelle became King of Northumbria after deposing the ruler Osberht who may have been his brother. 864 (around) Aelle seized church lands in Billingham, Ileclif, Wigeclife and Crece. 865 (around) The legendary Viking, … Read more

Ragnar Lothbrok d. 865

Born – around 760 Died – 865 Father – Sigurd Hring of Sweden Mother – unknown Spouse – Lagertha, Thora Borgarhjortr, Aslaug Sigurdsdottir Children – by Lagertha – Fridleif  b.781; by Thora – Erikr and Agnar (b.786); by Aslaug – Ivar the Boneless (794 – 873), Bjorn Ironside (800 – 865), Sigurd Snake in the … Read more

Ubba Ragnarsson d. 877

Born – c 810 Died – 878 Father – Ragnar Lothbrok (d.865) Mother – Aslaug Sigurdsdottir Spouse – No known spouse Children – No known children 810 (around) A son, Ubba was born to the legendary Viking, Ragnar Lothbrok, and possibly Aslaug Sigurdsdottir. The records are unclear as to Ubba’s parentage but he is recorded … Read more

Ivar the Boneless Ragnarsson 794 – 873

Born – 794 Died – 873 Father – Ragnar Lothbrok Mother – Aslaug Sigurdsdottir Spouse – Unmarried Children – No Children 794 (around) Ivar the Boneless was born to the legendary Viking, Ragnar Lothbrok, and Aslaug Sigurdsdottir. He was nicknamed ‘the Boneless’ possibly because he was disabled, because he was impotent or because he had … Read more