This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 930 – 939
The king of England for this period was Aethelstan
The rulers of Wales paid homage to Aethelstan at Hereford.
Aethelstan’s half-brother, Edwin, died.
King Aethelstan marched north to invade Scotland. The exact reason for the invasion is not known but it is thought likely that Constantine of Scotland had broken the peace treaty of 927.
A border was established between England and Cornwall.
Battle of Brunanburh
Aethelstan fought the combined forces of Constantine of Scotland, Owain of Strathclyde and Olaf Guthfrithson, King of Dublin. The battle lasted all day but Aethelstan was victorious.
939 (27th October)
Aethelstan died at Gloucester. He had not married and had no children. He was succeeded by his half-brother Edmund
939 (29th November)
Edmund was crowned King of England
First published 2016; updated and republished 10 Apr 2021 @ 10:52 am – Updated – [last-modified]
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2016 – 2021). English History 930 – 939.