700-999 Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
Second Battle of Woden's Barrow
In 715 Ceolred King Mercia -716 and Ine King Wessex -726 were defeated by an unknown army during the Second Battle of Woden's Barrow at Adam's Grave, Pewsey, Wiltshire.
Battle of Ellendun
On Sep 825 Beornwulf King Mercia 822-826 (2) defeated Ecgberht, King of Wessex, at the Battle of Ellendun replacing Mercian with Wessex dominance over the Saxon Heptarchy.Sir Frank Stenton described it as 'one of the most decisive battles of English history'.The location of the battle is not known although a number of locations have been suggested: Wroughton, Wiltshire, Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire and Wilton, Wiltshire.
Death of King Aethelwulf
On 13 Jan 858 Aethelwulf King Wessex -858 died. Aethelbald King Wessex -860 succeeded as King Wessex
Death of King Aethelbald
In 860 Aethelbald King Wessex -860 died. Aethelberht King Wessex -865 succeeded as King Wessex
Death of King Aethelberht
In 865 Aethelberht King Wessex -865 died. Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (18) succeeded as King Wessex.Wulfthryth Unknown Queen Anglo-Saxons by marriage King Anglo-Saxons.
Battle of Brissarthe
On 02 Jul 866 Ranulf Poitiers I Duke Aquitaine 820-866 (46) and Robert "Strong" King West Francia 830-866 (36) were killed fighting the joint Breton-Viking army at the Battle of Brissarthe at Brissarthe.
Battle of Englefield
On 31 Dec 870 Aethelwulf Mercia Earldorman Berkshire 824-871 (45) defeated the Viking army at the Battle of Englefield at Englefield, Reading, Berkshire.The Viking Army retreated to Reading, Berkshire.
Sidrac Viking was killed
Battle of Reading
On 04 Jan 871 Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) 's army attacked, but were repulsed by, the Viking army at Battle of Reading at Reading, Berkshire.Aethelwulf Mercia Earldorman Berkshire 824-871 (46) killed
Battle of Ashdown
On 08 Jan 871 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) defeated the Viking army led by Halfdan Ragnarsson -877 at the Battle of Ashdown in Berkshire.Bagsecg Unknown -871 was killed.
Battle of Basing
On 22 Jan 871 Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) was defeated by the Viking army at the Battle of Basing at Old Basing, Hampshire.
Battle of Marton
Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson -877 defeated the Wessex army led by Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) at the Battle of Marton.The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden, Wiltshire in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin, Dorset in Dorset.Heahmund Wessex Bishop Sherborne -871 was killed.
On 23 Apr 871 Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) died possibly as a result of wounds received at the Battle of Marton which took place a month earlier.
Battle of Edington
Around 12 May 878 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (29) defeated the Viking army led by Guthrum Viking -890 at the Battle of Edington at Edington, Wiltshire (the location is subject to dispute).
Treaty of Wedmore
Around Aug 878 Guthrum Viking -890 agreed to leave Wessex, to be baptised and to accept Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (29) as his adoptive father.Known as Treaty of Wedmore.
Death of King Alfred the Great
On 26 Oct 899 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (50) died at Winchester, Hampshire. He was buried at Hyde Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire. Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons 874-924 (25) succeeded as King Anglo-Saxons.Ecgwynn Unknown Queen Consort Anglo-Saxons by marriage Queen Consort Anglo-Saxons.
Battle of Brunanburh
In 937 Aethelstan I King Anglo-Saxons, I King England 894-939 (43) and his son Edmund I King England 921-946 defeated the Scottish, Irish Viking and Strathclyde army at the Battle of Brunanburh.Two of Aethelstan's cousins, Aethelwine Wessex -937 and Aelfwine Wessex -937 were killed.
Oda Archbishop Canterbury -958 was present although there are no contemporary records of Oda's appearance at the battle. He is said to have miraculously provided a sword to the king when the king's own sword slipped out of its scabbard.
Battle of the Holme
On 13 Dec 902 Aethelwold Wessex -902 revolted against his cousin Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons 874-924 (28) helped by the Danes.
Sigehelm Kent -902 was killed supporting Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons 874-924 (28).
Aethelwold Wessex -902, Brihtsige Wessex -902, Ysopa Wessex -902, Oscetel Wessex -902 and Eohric King East Anglia -902 were killed supporting Aethelwold Wessex -902.
Death of King Edward Exile
On 17 Jul 924 Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons 874-924 (50) died. He was buried in St Oswald's Minster, Gloucester, Gloucestershire. Aethelstan I King Anglo-Saxons, I King England 894-939 (30) was created
Battle of Trans-la-Foret
On 01 Aug 939 Hugh Maine II Count Maine 920-991 (19), Alan "Twisted Beard" Poher II Duke Brittany 900-952 (39) and Judicael Berengar Penthièvre I Count Rennes -978 defeated the Viking army at Battle of Trans-la-Foret in Trans-la-Foret freeing Brittany of Viking occupation and leading to the establishment of the Duchy of Brittany.
Death of King Edmund
On 26 May 946 Edmund I King England 921-946 was murdered by Leofa, an exiled thief, whilst attending mass at Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire. He was buried at Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset. Eadred I King England -955 succeeded as I King England (Wessex)
Battle of Carno
In 950 Iago ap Idwal Aberffraw 941-979 and Idwal "Ieuaf aka Junior" Aberffraw -988, sons of Idwal ap Anaward "Foel aka Bald" King Gwynedd -942, defeated the sons of Hywel at the Battle of Carno at Carno, Radnorshire, Welsh March.
Battle of Llanwrst
In 954 Rhodri ap Hywel King Deheubarth -954 and Edwin ap Hywel King Deheubarth defeated the sons of Idwal at the Battle of Llanwrst at Llanrwst, Clywd, North-West Wales.
Death of King Eadred
In 955 Eadred I King England -955 died. Eadwig "All Fair" I King England -959 succeeded I King England (Wessex).
Death of King Eadwig
On 01 Oct 959 Eadwig "All Fair" I King England -959 died. He was buried at Winchester, Hampshire. Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (16) succeeded as I King England (Wessex)
Coronation of King Edgar Peaceful
In 973 Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (30) was crowned in Bath, Somerset. The service forms the basis of the present English Coronation ceremony.
Death of King Edgar Peaceful
On 08 Jul 975 Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (32) died at Winchester, Hampshire. He was buried in Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset. Edward "Martyr" I King England 962-978 (13) succeeded as I King England (Wessex)
Murder of King Edward Martyr
On 18 Mar 978 Edward "Martyr" I King England 962-978 (16) was murdered at Corfe Castle, Corfe, Dorset when visiting Aethelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (12) and his mother Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (33). He was buried in Wareham, Dorset without ceremony. Aethelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (12) succeeded as II King England (Wessex)
Battle of Anglesey
In 980 Hywel ap Ieuaf King Gwynedd -985 defeated Custennin ab Iago Aberffraw, son of his former enemy Iago ap Idwal Aberffraw 941-979 at the Battle of Anglesey, at Anglesey, North-West Wales.Custennin ab Iago Aberffraw was killed; he was supported by the Viking Gofraid mac Arailt Ivar -989.