HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

Athelstan
ÆTHELSTAN or ATHELSTAN ( Old English
Old English
: Æþelstan , Æðelstān , meaning "noble stone"; 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 the Elder
Edward the Elder
and his first wife, Ecgwynn . Modern historians regard him as the first King of England and one of the greatest Anglo-Saxon kings. He never married and had no children. He was succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund . When Edward died in July 924, Æthelstan
Æthelstan
was accepted by the Mercians as king. His half-brother Ælfweard may have been recognised as king in Wessex
Wessex
, but died within three weeks of their father's death. Æthelstan
Æthelstan
still encountered resistance in Wessex
Wessex
for several months, and was not crowned until September 925
[...More...]

"Athelstan" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Æthelwold Of Wessex
ÆTHELWOLD or ÆTHELWALD (died 902 or 903) was the younger of two known sons of Æthelred I , King of Wessex
Wessex
from 865 to 871. Because Æthelwold ætheling and his brother were still infants when their father the king died while fighting a Danish Viking
Viking
invasion, the throne passed to the king's younger brother (and Æthelwold's uncle) Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great
, who carried on the war against the Vikings and won a crucial victory at the Battle of Edington in 878. After Alfred's death in 899, Æthelwold disputed the throne with Alfred's son, Edward the Elder
Edward the Elder
. As senior ætheling (prince of the royal dynasty eligible for kingship), Æthelwold had a strong claim to the throne
[...More...]

"Æthelwold Of Wessex" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Æthelred Of Wessex
ÆTHELRED I ( Old English
Old English
: Æþelræd, sometimes rendered as ETHELRED, "noble counsel"; c. 847 – 871) was King of Wessex from 865 to 871. He was the fourth son of King Æthelwulf of Wessex
Æthelwulf of Wessex
. He succeeded his brother, Æthelberht (Ethelbert) , as King of Wessex and Kent
Kent
in 865. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Reign * 3 Family * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 Citations * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY LIFE Coin of King Æthelred In 853 his younger brother Alfred went to Rome, and according to contemporary references in the Liber Vitae of San Salvatore , Brescia , Æthelred accompanied him. He first witnessed his father's charters as an Ætheling in 854, and kept this title until he succeeded to the throne in 865
[...More...]

"Æthelred Of Wessex" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Battle Of The Holme
Coordinates : 52°28′33″N 0°14′33″W / 52.47588°N 0.242472°W / 52.47588; -0.242472 The BATTLE OF THE HOLME took place in East Anglia
East Anglia
on 13 December 902 between the Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon
men of Kent
Kent
and the East Anglian Danes. Its location is unknown but may have been Holme in Huntingdonshire
Huntingdonshire
(now part of Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
). Following the death of Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great
in 899, his son Edward the Elder became king, but his cousin Æthelwold , the son of Alfred's elder brother, King Æthelred , claimed the throne. His bid was unsuccessful, and he fled to the Northumbrian Danes, who, according to one version of the Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon
Chronicle , accepted him as king
[...More...]

"Battle Of The Holme" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Battle Of Tettenhall
The BATTLE OF TETTENHALL (sometimes called the BATTLE OF WEDNESFIELD or WōDNESFELD) took place, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
, near Tettenhall on 5 August 910. The allied forces of Mercia
Mercia
and Wessex
Wessex
met an army of Northumbrian
Northumbrian
Vikings
Vikings
in Mercia. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 The battle * 3 Consequences * 4 References BACKGROUNDAfter successful raids by Danish Vikings
Vikings
, significant parts of North-Eastern England, formerly Northumbria
Northumbria
, were under their control
[...More...]

"Battle Of Tettenhall" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

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
Danelaw
. He is mainly known for his conflict with Alfred the Great . CONTENTS * 1 Guthrum, founder of the Danelaw
Danelaw
* 2 Surprise attack * 3 Defeat by Alfred * 3.1 Conversion to Christianity and peace * 4 Popular culture * 5 References * 6 External links GUTHRUM, FOUNDER OF THE DANELAWIt is not known how Guthrum
Guthrum
consolidated his rule as king over the other Danish chieftains of the Danelaw
Danelaw
(Danish ruled territory of England), but we know that by 874 he was able to wage a war against Wessex
Wessex
and its King, Alfred
[...More...]

"Guthrum" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Great Heathen Army
The GREAT VIKING ARMY or GREAT DANISH ARMY, known by the Anglo-Saxons as the GREAT HEATHEN ARMY (OE: mycel hæþen here), was a coalition of Norse warriors, originating from Denmark (and likely also from Sweden and Norway) who came together under a unified command to invade the four Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that constituted England in AD 865. Since the late 8th century, the Vikings had settled for mainly "hit-and-run" raids on centres of wealth, such as monasteries. However, the intent of the Great Army was different. It was much larger and its purpose was to conquer. The name Great Heathen Army is derived from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of 865. Legend has it that the force was led by three sons of Ragnar Lodbrok . The campaign of invasion and conquest against the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms lasted 14 years. Surviving sources give no firm indication of its numbers, but it was clearly amongst the largest forces of its kind
[...More...]

"Great Heathen Army" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Northumbria
The KINGDOM OF NORTHUMBRIA (/nɔːrˈθʌmbriə/ ; Old English : Norþhymbra rīce, "kingdom of the Northumbrians") was a medieval Anglian kingdom in what is now northern England and south-east Scotland
Scotland
, which subsequently became an earldom in a unified English kingdom . The name reflects the approximate southern limit to the kingdom's territory, the Humber
Humber
estuary . Northumbria
Northumbria
was formed by Æthelfrith in central Great Britain in Anglo-Saxon times. At the beginning of the 7th century, the two kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira were unified. (In the 12th century writings of Henry of Huntingdon , the kingdom was defined as one of the Heptarchy
Heptarchy
of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms)
[...More...]

"Northumbria" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Kingdom Of East Anglia
The KINGDOM OF THE EAST ANGLES ( Old English
Old English
: Ēast Engla Rīce; Latin
Latin
: Regnum Orientalium Anglorum), today known as the KINGDOM OF EAST ANGLIA, was a small independent kingdom of the Angles
Angles
comprising what are now the English counties of Norfolk
Norfolk
and Suffolk
Suffolk
and perhaps the eastern part of the Fens . The kingdom formed in the 6th century in the wake of the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain
Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain
. It was ruled by the Wuffingas in the 7th and 8th centuries, but fell to Mercia
Mercia
in 794, and was conquered by the Danes in 869, forming part of the Danelaw
Danelaw
. It was conquered by Edward the Elder
Edward the Elder
and incorporated into the Kingdom of England in 918
[...More...]

"Kingdom Of East Anglia" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Egbert Of Wessex
EGBERT (771/775 – 839), also spelled ECGBERHT, ECGBERT, or ECGBRIHT, was King of Wessex from 802 until his death in 839. His father was Ealhmund of Kent . In the 780s Egbert was forced into exile by Offa of Mercia and Beorhtric of Wessex , but on Beorhtric's death in 802 Egbert returned and took the throne. Little is known of the first 20 years of Egbert's reign, but it is thought that he was able to maintain the independence of Wessex against the kingdom of Mercia , which at that time dominated the other southern English kingdoms. In 825 Egbert defeated Beornwulf of Mercia , ended Mercia\'s supremacy at the Battle of Ellandun , and proceeded to take control of the Mercian dependencies in southeastern England. In 829 Egbert defeated Wiglaf of Mercia and drove him out of his kingdom, temporarily ruling Mercia directly
[...More...]

"Egbert Of Wessex" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Ælfwynn
ÆLFWYNN was the ruler of Mercia
Mercia
for a few months in 918, following her mother's death. She was the daughter of Æthelred , ruler of English Mercia, and Æthelflæd
Æthelflæd
(styled The Lady of Mercia). Following the death of her mother on 12 June 918, Ælfwynn
Ælfwynn
was for a short time ruler of Mercia. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
states that she was "deprived of all control in Mercia, and was led into Wessex
Wessex
three weeks before Christmas
Christmas
". Ælfwynn's parents may have married as early as 882 and not later than 887. According to William of Malmesbury
William of Malmesbury
, Ælfwynn
Ælfwynn
was the only child of Æthelflæd
Æthelflæd
and Æthelred
[...More...]

"Ælfwynn" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Humber
The HUMBER /ˈhʌmbər/ is a large tidal estuary on the east coast of Northern England
England
. It is formed at Trent Falls , Faxfleet , by the confluence of the tidal rivers Ouse and Trent . From here to the North Sea , it forms part of the boundary between the East Riding of Yorkshire on the north bank and Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
on the south bank. Although the Humber
Humber
is an estuary from the point at which it is formed, many maps show it as the RIVER HUMBER
[...More...]

"Humber" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Kingdom Of Gwynedd
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* ∟ Wales
Wales
^ In Latin, Gwynedd
Gwynedd
was often referred to in official medieval charters and acts of the 13th century as Principatus Norwallia (Principality of North Wales).The PRINCIPALITY or KINGDOM OF GWYNEDD (Medieval Latin
Latin
: Venedotia or Norwallia; Middle Welsh : Guynet, ) was one of several successor states to the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
that emerged in sub-Roman Britain in the 5th century during the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain
Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain
. Based in northwest Wales
Wales
, the rulers of Gwynedd
Gwynedd
repeatedly rose to preeminence and were acclaimed as " King of the Britons " before losing their power in civil wars or invasions
[...More...]

"Kingdom Of Gwynedd" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

William Of Malmesbury
WILLIAM OF MALMESBURY (Latin : Willelmus Malmesbiriensis; c. 1095 – c. 1143) was the foremost English historian of the 12th century . He has been ranked among the most talented English historians since Bede
Bede
. Modern historian C. Warren Hollister described him as "a gifted historical scholar and an omnivorous reader, impressively well versed in the literature of classical, patristic and earlier medieval times as well as in the writings of his own contemporaries. Indeed William may well have been the most learned man in twelfth-century Western Europe." William was born about 1095 or 1096 in Wiltshire
Wiltshire
. His father was Norman and his mother English. He spent his whole life in England and his adult life as a monk at Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire, England
[...More...]

"William Of Malmesbury" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Norman Conquest
The NORMAN CONQUEST OF ENGLAND was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England
England
by an army of Norman , Breton , and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy , later styled as William the Conqueror . William's claim to the English throne derived from his familial relationship with the childless Anglo-Saxon King Edward the Confessor , who may have encouraged William's hopes for the throne. Edward died in January 1066 and was succeeded by his brother-in-law Harold Godwinson . The Norwegian king Harald Hardrada invaded northern England
England
in September 1066 and was victorious at the Battle of Fulford , but Harold defeated and killed him at the Battle of Stamford Bridge on 25 September. Within days, William landed in southern England. Harold marched south to confront him, leaving a significant portion of his army in the north
[...More...]

"Norman Conquest" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Deheubarth
DEHEUBARTH (Welsh pronunciation: ; lit. "Right-hand Part", thus "the South") was a regional name for the realms of south Wales
Wales
, particularly as opposed to Gwynedd (Latin: Venedotia). It is now used as a shorthand for the various realms united under the House of Dinefwr , but that Deheubarth
Deheubarth
itself was not considered a proper kingdom on the model of Gwynedd, Powys , or Dyfed is shown by its rendering in Latin as dextralis pars or as Britonnes dexterales ("the Southern Britons") and not as a named land. In the oldest British writers, Deheubarth
Deheubarth
was used for all of modern Wales
Wales
to distinguish it from Y Gogledd
Y Gogledd
or Hen Ogledd
Hen Ogledd
, the northern lands whence Cunedda and the Cymry originated
[...More...]

"Deheubarth" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
.