English history
The territory that now constitutes England, a country within the United Kingdom, was inhabited by ancient humans more than 800,000 years ago, as the discovery of flint tools and footprints at Happisbu...
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The Viking Berserkers – Fierce Warriors Or Drug-Fuelled Madmen?
Today, the word ‘berserk’ is used to describe anyone in an irrational, agitated state of mind who cannot or does not control his or her actions.
View From Space Hints At A New Viking Site In North America
A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in ar...
High security as four Magna Carta manuscripts united for first time
The four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta have gone on display in London to mark the landmark document's 800th anniversary.
Tudor period - Tudor times
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Prehistoric Britain
For the purposes of this article, Prehistoric Britain is Britain during the period between the first arrival of humans on the land mass now known as Great Britain and the start of recorded British his...
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Roman Britain
Roman Britain (Latin: Britannia or, later, Britanniae, "the Britains") refers generally to the period of Roman rule over areas on the island of Great Britain from AD 43 to 409 or 410.Julius C...
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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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History of 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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Northumbria
The Kingdom of Northumbria (/nɔrˈθʌmbriə/; Old English: Norþhymbra rīce, "kingdom of the Northumbrians") was a medieval Anglian kingdom in what is now northern England and south-east Scotland, wh...
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Mercia
The Kingdom of Mercia (Old English: Miercna rīce), usually referred to as Mercia /ˈmɜrsiə, ˈmɜrʃə/, was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy. The name is a Latinisation of the Old Engl...
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Offa of Mercia
Offa was King of Mercia, a kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, from 757 until his death in July 796. The son of Thingfrith and a descendant of Eowa, Offa came to the throne after a period of civil war fol...
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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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Anglo-Saxon Christianity
The history of Christianity in England from the Roman departure to the Norman Conquest is often told as one of conflict between the Celtic Christianity spread by the Irish mission, and Roman Christia...
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Viking Age
The Viking Age is the period from 793 AD to 1066 AD in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, following the Germanic Iron Age. It is the period of history when Scandi...
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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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Athelstan
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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Edgar of England
Edgar the Peaceful, or Edgar I (Old English: Ēadgār; c. 7 August 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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Ethelred 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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Canute 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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Eiríkr Hákonarson
Eric Haakonsson (Old Norse: Eiríkr Hákonarson, Norwegian: Eirik Håkonsson; 960s – 1020s), or Eric of Norway or Eric of Hlathir, was earl of Lade, ruler of Norway and earl of Northumbria.
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Norman conquest of England
The Norman conquest of England was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later William the Conqueror...
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House of Plantagenet
The House of Plantagenet (/plænˈtædʒənət/ plan-TAJ-ə-nət, also spelt in English sources as Plantaganet, Plantagenett, Plantagenette, Plantaginet, Plantagynett, etc.) were a family of French descent or...
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Magna Carta
Magna Carta (Latin for "the Great Charter"), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for "the Great Charter of the Liberties"), is a charter agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor...
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Black Death in England
The Black Death in England was a bubonic plague pandemic, which reached England in 1348, and killed perhaps half the population, dying down in 1349. It was the first and most severe manifestation of ...
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English historians in the Middle Ages
Historians of England in the Middle Ages helped to lay the groundwork for modern historical historiography, providing vital accounts of the early history of England, Wales and Normandy, its cultures, ...
List of English chronicles
This is a list of the most important Chronicles relevant to the kingdom of England in the period from the Norman Conquest to the beginning of the Tudor dynasty (1066–1485). The chronicles are listed u...
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Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry (French: Tapisserie de Bayeux, [tapisʁi də bajø], Norman: La telle du conquest) is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long and 50 centimetres (20 in) tall...
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Tudor period
The Tudor period is the period between 1485 and 1603 in England and Wales. It coincides with the rule of the Tudor dynasty in England whose first monarch was Henry VII (1457–1509). In terms of the en...