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Timeline

This chronology of external events is taken from Appendix C of the textbook and was developed for the Web by Tim Gades. Because the timeline is very long, it has been broken up into six segments for easier loading and viewing. Just use the "Quick Section Links" below to jump from part to part.


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The Germanic Migration: 450-1066

450 (449) Hengest and Horsa come to Kent. ('invited' to hold back the Picts) [icon]
455 Hengest rebels against Vortigern. [icon]
477 Saxons in Sussex. [icon]
495 Saxons in Wessex. [icon]
527 Saxon kingdoms in Essex and Middlesex. [icon]
550 Anglian kingdoms in Mercia, Northumbria, and East Anglia. [icon]
560 Æthelberht becomes king of Kent. [icon]
597 Augustine missionaries land in Kent and conversion to Christianity begins. [icon]
731 Bede's Ecclesiastical History [icon]
793 Scandanavian attacks on Lindisfarne, Jarrow, Iona and subsequent conquest of Northumbria. [icon]
865 Scandanavian conquest of East Anglia. [icon]
871-899 Rule of King Alfred and establishment of the Danelaw. [icon]
1016-1042 Rule of King Cnut and his heirs. [icon]
1042-1066 (January) Rule of King Edward. [icon]
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