English History Timeline 840-849

English History 840 - 849 Aethelwulf

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 840 – 849

The kings of Wessex for this period were


840 (around)
The Vikings began making raids along the South coast of England.
840 (during)
King Wigstan of Mercia decided to enter a religious order rather than continue as King. He nominated his mother as regent but refused permission for her to marry Berhtric. Berhtric’s supporters murdered Wigstan and Berhtric’s father Beorhtwulf seized the Mercian crown.
843 (Easter)
Aethelwulf was defeated by a Viking force at Carhampton.
844 (during)
King Aethelred II of Northumbria was deposed by Raedwulf.
849 (around)
A son, Alfred, was born to Aethelwulf and Osburga at Wantage, Berkshire.


Published Apr 18 2022 @ 2:49 pm – Updated – [last-modified]

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2022). English History 840 – 849.

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