Anglo-Saxon England
In the history of Great Britain, Anglo-Saxon England refers to the historical land roughly corresponding to present-day England, as it existed from the 5th to the 11th century.The Anglo-Saxons were th...
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Metal prospectors discover astonishing treasure hoards from Anglo-Saxon England
Artifacts found buried beneath village farms are rewriting British history.
Genetic study reveals 30% of white British DNA has German ancestry
The Romans, Vikings and Normans may have ruled or invaded the British for hundreds of years, but they left barely a trace on our DNA, the first detailed study of the genetics of British people has rev...
Anglo-Saxon art - Gold hoard
The man who discovered the Staffordshire hoard Terry Herbert, metal detector enthusiast, uncovered a hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold so large it will redefine the...
Sub-Roman Britain
Sub-Roman Britain is a term derived from an archaeological label for the material culture of Britain in Late Antiquity: the term "Sub-Roman" was invented to describe the potsherds in sites of the 5th ...
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End of Roman rule in Britain
The end of Roman rule in Britain is the period during which the Roman Empire ended its relationship with Britain, thus marking the transition from Roman Britain to post-Roman Britain. No single date i...
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Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain
The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain was the process by which the coastal lowlands of Britain developed from a Romano-British to a Germanic culture following the Roman withdrawal in the early 5th cen...
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Heptarchy
The Heptarchy (from the Greek ἑπτά hepta, "seven" and ἄρχω arkho, "to rule") is a collective name applied to the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of south, east, and central England during late antiquity and the ...
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Danelaw
The Danelaw, as recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (also known as the Danelagh; Old English: Dena lagu; Danish: Danelagen), is a historical name given to the part of England in which the laws o...
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Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great (849 – 26 October 899) (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, "elf counsel") was King of Wessex from 871 to 899.Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conqu...
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Guthrum
Guthrum or Guðrum (died c. 890), christened Æthelstan on his conversion to Christianity in 878, was King of the Danish Vikings in the Danelaw. He is mainly known for his conflict with Alfred the Grea...
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Battle of Edington
02°08′34″W / 51.26389°N 2.14278°W / 51.26389; -2.14278At the Battle of Edington an army of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex under Alfred the Great defeated the Great Heathen ...
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Treaty of Alfred and Guthrum
The Treaty of Alfred and Guthrum is an agreement between Alfred of Wessex and Guthrum, the Viking ruler of East Anglia. Its date is uncertain, but must have been between 878 and 890. The treaty is one...
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Edward the Elder
Edward the Elder (Old English Eadweard cyning; c. 874–877 – 17 July 924) was an English king. He became king in 899 upon the death of his father, Alfred the Great. His court was at Winchester, previou...
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Æthelstan
Æthelstan or Athelstan (Old English: Æþelstan, Æðelstān; c. 894 – 27 October 939) was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939. He was the son of King Edward th...
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Battle of Brunanburh
The Battle of Brunanburh was an English victory in 937 by the army of Æthelstan, King of England, and his half-brother Edmund over the combined armies of Olaf III Guthfrithson, the Norse–Gael King of ...
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Edgar the Peaceful
Edgar the Peaceful, or Edgar I (Old English: Ēadgār; c. 943 – 8 July 975), also called the Peaceable, was King of the English from 959 to 975. Edgar was the younger son of Edmund I.
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Æthelred the Unready
Æthelred the Unready, or Æthelred II (c. 968 – 23 April 1016), was King of the English (978–1013 and 1014–1016). He was the son of King Edgar and Queen Ælfthryth and was only about ten years old (no m...
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St. Brice's Day massacre
The St. Brice's Day massacre was the killing of Danes in the Kingdom of England on 13 November 1002, ordered by King Æthelred the Unready.
England had been ravaged by Danish raids every year from ...
Battle of Assandun
The Battle of Assandun (or Essendune) was fought between Danish and English armies on 18 October 1016. There is disagreement whether Assandun may be Ashdon near Saffron Walden in north Essex or, as lo...
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Sweyn Forkbeard
Sweyn Forkbeard (Old Norse: Sveinn Tjúguskegg Danish Sven Tveskæg; 960 - 3 February 1014) was king of Denmark and England, as well as parts of Norway. His name appears as Swegen in the Anglo-Saxon Chr...
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Cnut the Great
Cnut the Great (Old Norse: Knútr inn ríki; c. 985 or 995 – 12 November 1035), more commonly known as Canute, was a king of Denmark, England, Norway, and parts of Sweden, together often referred t...
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Harold Harefoot
Harold Harefoot or Harold I (c. 1015 – 17 March 1040) was King of England from 1035 to 1040. His cognomen "Harefoot" referred to his speed, and the skill of his huntsmanship. He was the younger son of...
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Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor (between 1003 and 1005 – 4 or 5 January 1066), son of Æthelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy, was one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England and is usually regarded as t...
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Harold Godwinson
Harold II (or Harold Godwinson) (Old English: Harold Godƿinson; c. 1022 – 14 October 1066) was the last Anglo-Saxon King of England. Harold reigned from 6 January 1066 until his death at th...
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Battle of Hastings
0°29′15″E / 50.91194°N 0.48750°E / 50.91194; 0.48750The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of Duke William II of Normandy and an E...
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