Anglo-Saxon / Englisc Brief Timeline
Anglo-Saxon raiding parties attack the coastline of Britain.
Roman troops leave Britain.
Fall of Rome, Britain told to defend itself.
St. Patrick’s mission to Ireland, land of the Scotti.
Arrival of Hengist & Horsa (in Kent) mercenaries for Vortigern.
King Arthur and the Battle of Mount Badon.
Arrival of St. Augustine in Kent.
Seven kingdoms develop covering England.
King Raedwald is buried at Sutton Hoo (Suffolk).
Beowulf is written.
Church Synod at Whitby.
Bede completes his ‘History of the English people’.
King Offa issues silver penny.
Offa’s dyke is built.
Attack on Lindisfarne monastery by Vikings.
Large army of Danish Vikings invade.
King Alfred defeats Guthrum at Ethandun (Edington,Wiltshire).
Danelaw is recognised in which the Danes return.
Athelstan subdues the Scots and the North at the battle of Brunanburh.
Edward the confessor crowned King of England.
Harold crowned King, victorious at Stamford Bridge against Harald, King of Norway, but is defeated at Senlac Ridge (Battle) by the Duke of Normandy.