Anglo-Saxon / Englisc Brief Timeline

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Anglo-Saxon / Englisc Brief Timeline

 

AD

200’s
Anglo-Saxon raiding parties attack the coastline of Britain.

407
Roman troops leave Britain.

410
Fall of Rome, Britain told to defend itself.

432
St. Patrick’s mission to Ireland, land of the Scotti.

449
Arrival of Hengist & Horsa (in Kent) mercenaries for Vortigern.

500
King Arthur and the Battle of Mount Badon.

597
Arrival of St. Augustine in Kent.

600
Seven kingdoms develop covering England.

625
King Raedwald is buried at Sutton Hoo (Suffolk).

650
Beowulf is written.

663
Church Synod at Whitby.

731
Bede completes his ‘History of the English people’.

760
King Offa issues silver penny.

780
Offa’s dyke is built.

793
Attack on Lindisfarne monastery by Vikings.

867
Large army of Danish Vikings invade.

878
King Alfred defeats Guthrum at Ethandun (Edington,Wiltshire).
Danelaw is recognised in which the Danes return.

937
Athelstan subdues the Scots and the North at the battle of Brunanburh.

1043
Edward the confessor crowned King of England.

1066
Harold crowned King, victorious at Stamford Bridge against Harald, King of Norway, but is defeated at Senlac Ridge (Battle) by the Duke of Normandy.