Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 700-749

715 Second Battle of Woden's Barrow

722 Battle of Hehil

740 York Fire

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 700-749 is in Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

702. This year Kenred assumed the government of the Southumbrians.

703. This year died Bishop Hedda, having held the see of Winchester twenty-seven winters.

704. This year Ethelred, the son of Penda, King of Mercia, entered into a monastic life, having reigned twenty-nine winters; and Cenred succeeded to the government.

705. This year died Ealdferth, king of the Northumbrians, on the nineteenth day before the calends of January, at Driffield; and was succeeded by his son Osred (8). Bishop Saxulf also died the same year.

709. This year died Aldhelm (70), who was bishop by Westwood. The land of the West-Saxons was divided into two bishoprics in the first days of Bishop Daniel; who held one whilst Aldhelm (70) held the other. Before this it was only one. Forthere succeeded to Aldhelm; and Ceolred succeeded to the kingdom of Mercia. And Cenred went to Rome; and Offa with him. And Cenred was there to the end of his life. The same year died Bishop Wilferth, at Oundle, but his body was carried to Ripon. He was the bishop whom King Everth (64) compelled to go to Rome.

710. This year Acca (50), priest of Wilferth, succeeded to the bishopric that Wilferth ere held; and Alderman Bertfrith fought with the Picts between Heugh and Carau. Ina (40) also, and Nun his relative, fought with Grant, king of the Welsh; and the same year Hibbald was slain.

714. This year died Guthlac (40) the holy, and King Pepin (79).

Second Battle of Woden's Barrow

715. This year Ina (45) and Ceolred fought at Wanborough; [possibly Wednesbury, Wanborough or Woden's Barrow aka Adam's Grave] and King Dagobert (16) departed this life.

716. This year Osred (19), king of the Northumbrians, was slain near the southern borders. He reigned eleven winters after Ealdferth. Cenred then succeeded to the government, and held it two years; then Osric, who held it eleven years. This same year died Ceolred, king of the Mercians. His body lies at Lichfield; but that of Ethelred, the son of Penda, at Bardney. Ethelbald then succeeded to the kingdom of Mercia, and held it one and forty winters. Ethelbald was the son of Alwy, Alwy of Eawa, Eawa of Webba, whose genealogy is already written. The venerable Egbert (77) about this time converted the monks of Iona to the right faith, in the regulation of Easter, and the ecclesiastical tonsure.

718. This year died Ingild (46), the brother of Ina (48). Cwenburga and Cuthburga were their sisters. Cuthburga reared the monastery of Wimburn; and, though given in marriage to Ealdferth, King of Northumberland, they parted during their lives.

721. This year Bishop Daniel went to Rome; and the same year Ina (51) slew Cynewulf, the etheling. This year also died the holy Bishop John; who was bishop thirty-three years, and eight months, and thirteen days. His body now resteth at Beverley.

722 Battle of Hehil

722. This year Queen Ethelburga (49) destroyed Taunton, which Ina (52) had formerly built; Ealdbert wandered a wretched exile in Surrey and Sussex; and Ina (52) fought with the South-Saxons.

725. This year died Wihtred (55), King of Kent, on the ninth day before the calends of May, after a reign of thirty-two winters. His pedigree is above; and he was succeeded by Eadbert. Ina (55) this year also fought with the South-Saxons, and slew Ealdbert, the etheling, whom he had before driven into exile.

727. This year died Tobias, Bishop of Rochester: and Archbishop Bertwald consecrated Aldulf bishop in his stead.

728. This year Ina (58) went to Rome, and there gave up the ghost. He was succeeded in the kingdom of Wessex by Ethelhard his relative, who held it fourteen years; but he fought this same year with Oswald the etheling. Oswald was the son of Ethelbald, Ethelbald of Cynebald, Cynebald of Cuthwin, Cuthwin of Ceawlin.

729. This year appeared the comet-star, and St. Egbert (90) died in Iona. This year also died the etheling Oswald; and Osric was slain, who was eleven winters king of Northumberland; to which kingdom Ceolwulf succeeded, and held it eight years. The said Ceolwulf was the son of Cutha, Cutha of Cuthwin, Cuthwin of Leodwald, Leodwald of Egwald, Egwald of Ealdhelm, Ealdhelm of Occa, Occa of Ida, Ida of Eoppa. Archbishop Bertwald died this year on the ides of January. He was bishop thirty-seven winters, and six months, and fourteen days. The same year Tatwine (59), who was before a priest at Bredon in Mercia, was consecrated archbishop by Daniel Bishop of Winchester, Ingwald Bishop of London, Aldwin Bishop of Lichfield, and Aldulf Bishop of Rochester, on the tenth day of June. He enjoyed the archbishopric about three years.

733. This year Ethelbald took Somerton; the sun was eclipsed; and Acca (73) was driven from his bishopric.

734. This year was the moon as if covered with blood; and Archbishop Tatwine (64) and Bede (61) departed this life; and Egbert was consecrated bishop.

735. This year Bishop Egbert received the pall at Rome.

736. This year Archbishop Nothelm received the pall from the bishop of the Romans.

737. This year Bishop Forthere and Queen Frithogitha went to Rome; and King Ceolwulf received the clerical tonsure, giving his kingdom to Edbert, his uncle's son: who reigned one and twenty winters. Bishop Ethelwold and Acca (77) died this year, and Cynewulf was consecrated bishop. The same year also Ethelbald ravaged the land of the Northumbrians.

738. This year Eadbery, the son of Eata the son of Leodwald, succeeded to the Northumbrian kingdom, and held it one and twenty winters. Archbishop Egbert, the son of Eata, was his brother. They both rest under one porch in the city of York.

740 York Fire

740. This year died King Ethelhard; and Cuthred, his relative, succeeded to the West-Saxon kingdom, which he held fourteen winters, during which time he fought many hard battles with Ethelbald, king of the Mercians. On the death of Archbishop Nothelm, Cuthbert was consecrated archbishop, and Dunn, Bishop of Rochester. This year York was on fire.

742. This year there was a large synod assembled at Cliff's-Hoo; and there was Ethelbald, king of Mercia, with Archbishop Cuthbert, and many other wise men.

743. This year Ethelbald, king of Mercia, and Cuthred, king of the West-Saxons, fought with the Welsh.

744. This year Daniel resigned the see of Winchester; to which Hunferth was promoted. The stars went swiftly shooting; and Wilferth the younger, who had been thirty winters Bishop of York [Note. Probably a mistake for Worcester], died on the third day before the calends of May.

745. This year died Daniel. Forty-three winters had then elapsed since he received the episcopal function.

746. This year was King Selred (37) slain.

748. This year was slain Cynric, etheling of the West-Saxons; Edbert, King of Kent, died; and Ethelbert (23), son of King Wihtred (78), succeeded to the kingdom.