English History Timeline 820-829

830 - 839 King Egbert

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 820 – 829

The kings of Wessex for this period were


821 (during)
King Coenwulf of Mercia died in battle with the Welsh. He was succeeded by his son, Cynehelm.
821 (during)
King Cynehelm of Mercia died. Coenwulf’s brother, Ceolwulf, succeeded as King of Mercia.
822 (during)
King Ceolwulf I of Mercia invaded Wales but was forced to retreat.
823 (during)
King Ceolwulf I of Mercia was deposed by Beornwulf who took over as King.
825 (September)
Battle of Ellandun
Egbert defeated Beornwulf of Mercia. This made Egbert the dominant ruler in England.
825 (Autumn)
Egbert’s son, Aethelwulf, became Subregulus of Kent, Essex, Sussex and Surrey.
826 (during)
Beornwulf of Mercia invaded East Anglia to recover his rule there but he was killed during the battle.
827 (during)
Ludeca of Mercia, Beornwulf’s successor, invaded East Anglia but he was killed during battle.
829 (during)
Egbert became King of Mercia after defeating King Wiglaf of Mercia in battle. Wiglaf was forced into exile.
829 (late)
Battle of the River Dore
Egbert defeated the Northumbrians and they were forced to submit to him. This was the first time that any one King had overlordship over all kingdoms of England.


Published Apr 18 2022 @ 3:19 pm – Updated – [last-modified]

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2022). English History 820 – 829.


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