The Northumbrian synod which determined that the Celtic churches would observe the Roman discipline, most importantly the observance of Easter.
First Viking Raids on England (c. 787 A.D.)
The Vikings Attack Lindesfarne (793 A.D.)
The Battle of Maldon (991 A.D.)
The real life event which inspired the Anglo-Saxon poem "The Battle of Maldon" took place in the year 991 A.D.
The Great Schism (1054 A.D.)
The origin of the great split between the Western and Eastern Churches.
The Norman Conquest (1066 A.D.)
English Sovereigns & Supreme Pontiffs
Pope Sylvester I (314-335 A.D.)
314 - 335
Pope Leo I (440-461 A.D.)
440 - 461
Pope Gregory I (c.590-604 A.D.)
590 - 604
Sent Christian missionaries, including Augustine of Canterbury, from Rome to convert the pagans.
Pope Sergius I (687-701 A.D.)
687 - 701
King Offa of Mercia (757-796 A.D.)
757 AD - 796
King Egbert the Saxon (802-839 A.D.)
802 - 839
King Aethelwulf (839-856/858 A.D.)
839 - Approx. 856
Alfred the Great (871-899 A.D.)
871 - 899
Canute the Dane (1016-1035 A.D.)
1016 - 1035
Edward the Confessor (1042-1066 A.D.)
1042 - 1066
Spread of Christianity
Reign of Constantine the Great: Christianity adopted as the official religion of the Roman Empire (307-337 A.D.)
307 - 337
Edict of Milan (313 A.D.)
The Edict of Milan legalized Christianity throughout the Roman Empire.
Beginning of St. Patrick's mission to Ireland (432 A.D.)
St. Augustine of Canterbury's Christian Mission to Kent (597 A.D.)
Conversion of King Aethelberht I of Kent (600 A.D.)
St. Boniface's Mission to the Frisian Saxons on the Continent (716-722 A.D.)
716 - 722
St. Boniface's Mission to Thuringia (725-735 A.D.)
725 - 735
Literature & Authors
St. Augustine (354-430 A.D.)
354 - 430
Composition of St. Augustine's Confessions (c. 400 A.D.)
St. Jerome completes the Vulgate (c. 405 A.D.)
The Vulgate (a Latin Bible) is very important as it eventually became the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church. This translation served as the basis for liturgy, hymns, ect. for hundreds of years and thoroughly permeates Western culture.
Boethius (c.470-475--524 A.D.)
Approx. 470 - 524
Roman author of the treatise Consolation of Philosophy.
Composition of The Consolation of Philosophy (c.524 A.D.)
The Venerable Bede (672/673-May 25, 735 A.D.)
Approx. 672 - May 25, 735
English monk who composed The Ecclesiastical History of the English People.
Composition of Beowulf (somewhere between 700 and 750 A.D.)
Approx. 700 - 750
The composition of Beowulf is estimated to have been sometime between 700-750 A.D.
Alcuin of York (c. 732-804 A.D.)
732 - 804
English scholar, ecclesiastic, and teacher of the Carolingian (Charlemagne's) court