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17 June 2011

SAXON ENGLAND PART 8: AD 954-1006


Published by Kenneth Stephen Doig

954 - Expulsion and death of King Eric Bloodaxe of Norse York. King Edred of England can accurately use his title for the first time. High-Reeve Osulf of Bamburgh is appointed Ealdorman of Northumbria.
955 - Kings Iago of Gwynedd, Owain of Deheubarth and Morgan Hen of Glywysing & Gwent attend the court of King Edred of England. King Edred falls ill and dies. He is buried in the Old Minster at Winchester and succeeded by his nephew, Edwig All-Fair. Edwig asserts his independence from his uncle's counsellors.

SAXON ENGLAND PART 7: AD 899-953

Viking helmet found
in England



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899 - Death of King Alfred the Great of Wessex & All England. He is succeeded by his son, Edward the Elder; but the latter is opposed by his cousin, Aethelwold, a son of the late King Aethlred I. Prince Aethelwold goes north and persuades the Vikings of York to accept him as their King, at the expense of their own Sigefrith.

EARLY SAXON KINGDOMS PART 5: AD 802-848

St. Wulfred

EARLY SAXON KINGDOMS
PART 5: AD 802-848
Published by Kenneth S. Doig

802 - Death of King Beortric of Wessex. He is buried at Wareham. Prince Egbert returns to Wessex and is accepted as King. Ealdorman Aethelmund of Hwicce attacks Wessex. He is met by Ealdorman Weostan of Wiltshire and both are killed at the Battle of Kempsford, though the men of Wiltshire are victorious. Aethelmund is buried at Deerhurst Abbey. Cunred, a relative of King Coenwulf of Mercia, is appointed Abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. First written record of the county of Wiltshire.

HISTORICAL CHRONOLOGY of the EARLY SAXON KINGDOMS PART 4: AD 756-801


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756 - Death of King Cuthred of Wessex. He is succeeded by his distant kinsman, Sigeberht. King Edbert of Northumbria and King Angus I of the Picts successfully besiege King Dumnagual of Strathclyde at Dumbarton. However, Edbert's entire force is subsequently wiped out, probably by the Britons, at the Battle of Newburgh-on-Tyne.

EARLY SAXON KINGDOMS PART 3: AD 693-755

Anglo-Saxon Thunder-God Thunor
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693 - Death of Bishop Eorcenwald of London. He is buried in St. Paul's Cathedral, London and later revered as a saint. Death of King Oshere of Hwicce. He is succeeded by four apparent joint-kings: Aethelbert, Aethelweard, Aethelric and Osred.
c.693 - King Ine of Wessex establishes his West Saxon Law Codes.
694 - King Ine of Wessex attacks Kent and extorts 30,000 pence from its people in recompense for the murder of its late king, Mul.

EARLY SAXON KINGDOMS: PART 2: AD 650-692


Published by Kenneth S. Doig

650 - Death of Bishop Birinus of Wessex. He is buried at Dorchester-on-Thames and later revered as a saint. King Cenwalh of Wessex invites the Frankish priest, St. Agilbert, to succeed him.
c.650 - The Mercians, under King Penda, move on East Anglia, destroy the monastery at Burgh Castle and expel King Anna who probably flees to Magonset. It may have been at this time that Penda takes control of Magonset and installs his son, Merewalh as King there. King Oswiu of
Bernicia founds Melrose Abbey. St. Aidan sends St. Eata to be the first Abbot with St. Boisil as his Prior. Oswiu seeks Irish support against the forces of King Penda of Mercia. While in Ireland he has a liaison with Fin, the (grand) daughter of Colman Rimid Ui Neill. Prince Aeldfrith is born soon afterward. Re-establishment of London as a Saxon trading community at Aldwich.

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