This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 830 – 839
The kings of Wessex for this period were
Egbert to 839
Aethelwulf from 839
The Mercian King, Wiglaf regained control from King Egbert of Wessex.
made an alliance with the leaders of Cornwall against the rule of King Egbert.
Danish Vikings invaded the Isle of Sheppey in the north of Kent.
Battle of Carhampton
The Vikings had attacked North Devon and Somerset. Egbert tried to defeat them but he was forced to retreat.
Battle of Hingston Down
Egbert fought a combined force of Vikings and Cornishmen and was victorious.
Egbert died and was buried at Winchester. He was succeeded by his son, Aethelwulf
Aethelwulf was crowned at Kingston-upon-Thames.
Aethelwulf made his eldest son, Aethelstan, sub-regulus of Kent, Essex and Sussex.
Published Apr 18 2022 @ 3:12 pm – Updated – [last-modified]
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2022). English History 830 – 839.