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 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

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

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

Aethelwold of Wessex 869 – 902

Born – not known Died – 13th December 902 Royal House – Wessex Father – King Aethelred I (847 – 871) Mother – Wulfthryth d. 902 Spouse – Unmarried Children – No children 869 (around) Aethelwold of Wessex, was born to King Aethelred I of Wessex and his wife, Wulfthryth. He was the couple’s second … Read more

King Aethelred I of Wessex 840 – 871

Born – c. 840 Died – 23rd April 871 Father – King Aethelwulf (795 – 858) Mother – Osburgh (810 – 855) Spouse – m. c865 Wulfthryth (b. 840) Children – Aethelhelm (b. 868), Aethelwold (869 – 902) King of Wessex – 866 – 871 Predecessor – Aethelbert – 860 – 865 Successor – Alfred … Read more

King Aethelbert (Aethelberht) of Wessex 836 – 865

Born – c. 836 Died – Autumn 865 Father – King Aethelwulf (795 – 858) Mother – Osburgh (810 – 855) Spouse – Unmarried Children – No children King of Wessex – 860 – 865 Predecessor – Aethelbald – 858 – 860 Successor – Aethelred I – 865 – 871 836 (around) Aethelbert of Wessex, … Read more

King Aethelbald of Wessex 834 – 860

Born – c. 834 Died – 20th December 860 Father – King Aethelwulf (795 – 858) Mother – Osburgh (810 – 855) Spouse – Judith of France (843 – 870) Children – No children King of Wessex – 858 – 860 Predecessor – Aethelwulf – 839 – 858 Successor – Aethelbert – 860 – 865 … Read more

King Aethelwulf of Wessex 795 – 858

Born – c. 795 Died – 13th January 858 Father – Egbert of Wessex (770 – 839) Mother – Redburga (possibly) Spouse – Osburgh (810 – 855), Judith of France (843 – 870) Children – by Osburgh – Aethelstan (d. 852), Aethelbald (834 – 860), Aethelbert (836 – 865), Aethelswith (838 – 888), Aethelred (840 … Read more