Anglo-Saxon Timeline

Main

Roman's depart from Britain

410

Arrival of the Saxons

540

Augustine Arrives in Kent

597

Northumbrian Power

613 - 731

Foundation of Lindisfarne

633

Mercian Power

679 - 796

Death of Bede

735

Offa Crowned

757

Beginning of Viking Age

789

House of Wessex

802 - 1014

Alfred Crowned

871

Wessex Overrun

878

Division of England

886

Viking Defeat at Brunaburh

937

Danish Rule

1014 - 1042

Cnut Crowned

1016

Wessex Revival

1042 - 1066

Edward the Confessor Crowned

1042

Norman Conquest

1066

Sources

Lindisfarne Gospels

Approx. 700

Franks Casket

Approx. 715

Ruthwell and Bewcastle Crosses

Approx. 725

Caedmon (Bede)

Approx. 731

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People

Approx. 731

Staffordshire Hoard

Approx. 750

Coppergate Helmet

Approx. 750

Alfred's Preface to Pastoral Care

Approx. 890

Lindisfarne Gloss

Approx. 970

Aelfric's Homilies

Approx. 995

Aelfric's Preface to Genesis

Approx. 997

Brussels Cross

Approx. 1006

Bryhtferth's Enchiridion

Approx. 1015

Sutton Brooch

Approx. 1025

Cnut's Letter to the English

1027

Knútsdrápa

Approx. 1027