Ubba 5 (Male) A leader of the "Great Army" in 860s
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Notes: Danish. See Anonymous 310.

Factoid List

Recorded Name (3)
Huba (1)
 Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi  i.4
Hubba (1)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
Ubba (1)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
Personal Information (10)
ethnicity (3)
 Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi  i.4 (Dane)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5 (Dane)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5 (of the Northern nations)
moral (7)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5 (hardened with the frost of his own wickedness)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5 (depraved man)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5 (follower of the antichrist)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5 (effective agent of iniquity)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5 (savage)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5 (cruel)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5 (incapable of feeling for the ills of mankind)
Office (2)
Dux (2)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
 Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  10
Personal Relationship (2)
~ Companion (General relationship) of Ubba 5 (2)
 Ivar 1: of Ubba 5: Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
 Ivar 1: of Ubba 5: Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
Event (10)
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of king (1)
 Ælle 3.ungodly behaviour: Osberht 6 was succeeded by Ælle 3, who made good promises to the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] but acted badly. For he stole from him [i.e. from the church of St Cuthbert's 1] Billingham and Cliffe and Wycliffe and Crayke. And this ignited the wrath of God and of the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] against him. For Ubba 5, duke of the Frisians, entered his kingdom with a great army of Danes and approached the city of York on Palm Sunday. When the news reached Ælle 3 who, out of hatred for St Cuthbert 1, was staying at Crayke, he rose up with great arrogance, gathered an army with his brother Osberht 6, and rushed upon the enemy; but soon, terrified by the wrath of God and St Cuthbert 1, [his] army having been struck down, he fled, and fell, and lost life and kingdom.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  10
Army-raising (2)
 Ælle 3.ungodly behaviour: Osberht 6 was succeeded by Ælle 3, who made good promises to the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] but acted badly. For he stole from him [i.e. from the church of St Cuthbert's 1] Billingham and Cliffe and Wycliffe and Crayke. And this ignited the wrath of God and of the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] against him. For Ubba 5, duke of the Frisians, entered his kingdom with a great army of Danes and approached the city of York on Palm Sunday. When the news reached Ælle 3 who, out of hatred for St Cuthbert 1, was staying at Crayke, he rose up with great arrogance, gathered an army with his brother Osberht 6, and rushed upon the enemy; but soon, terrified by the wrath of God and St Cuthbert 1, [his] army having been struck down, he fled, and fell, and lost life and kingdom.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  10
 Æthelred 15.fighting at Ashdown: Gathering a good sized army, [King Æthelred 15] attacked the enemy at Ashdown, where a battle was fought with ferocity on both sides. In that place, the pagans, by divine judgement, failed to withstand the attack of the Christians, and one of the two pagan kings, namely Ubba 5 and five earls were struck down dead. There fell, then: King Bagsecg 1, Earl Sidroc 1 the elder, Earl Sidroc 2 the younger, Earl Osbern 1, Earl Fræna 2, and Earl Harald 1; and all their army was routed.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.39 (871)
Battle (2)
 Ælle 3.ungodly behaviour: Osberht 6 was succeeded by Ælle 3, who made good promises to the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] but acted badly. For he stole from him [i.e. from the church of St Cuthbert's 1] Billingham and Cliffe and Wycliffe and Crayke. And this ignited the wrath of God and of the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] against him. For Ubba 5, duke of the Frisians, entered his kingdom with a great army of Danes and approached the city of York on Palm Sunday. When the news reached Ælle 3 who, out of hatred for St Cuthbert 1, was staying at Crayke, he rose up with great arrogance, gathered an army with his brother Osberht 6, and rushed upon the enemy; but soon, terrified by the wrath of God and St Cuthbert 1, [his] army having been struck down, he fled, and fell, and lost life and kingdom.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  10
 Æthelred 15.fighting at Ashdown: Gathering a good sized army, [King Æthelred 15] attacked the enemy at Ashdown, where a battle was fought with ferocity on both sides. In that place, the pagans, by divine judgement, failed to withstand the attack of the Christians, and one of the two pagan kings, namely Ubba 5 and five earls were struck down dead. There fell, then: King Bagsecg 1, Earl Sidroc 1 the elder, Earl Sidroc 2 the younger, Earl Osbern 1, Earl Fræna 2, and Earl Harald 1; and all their army was routed.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.39 (871)
Capture (1)
 Edmund 6.being killed by Ivar 1: Danish chieftains Ivar 1 and Ubba 5 arrived to plunder the provinces of the Northumbrians and East Angles. Ivar 1 captured the king [Edmund 6], who made no resistance, but threw away is weapons and lay praying flat on the ground; and after various tortures he was beheaded. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.21
Flight (1)
 Ælle 3.ungodly behaviour: Osberht 6 was succeeded by Ælle 3, who made good promises to the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] but acted badly. For he stole from him [i.e. from the church of St Cuthbert's 1] Billingham and Cliffe and Wycliffe and Crayke. And this ignited the wrath of God and of the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] against him. For Ubba 5, duke of the Frisians, entered his kingdom with a great army of Danes and approached the city of York on Palm Sunday. When the news reached Ælle 3 who, out of hatred for St Cuthbert 1, was staying at Crayke, he rose up with great arrogance, gathered an army with his brother Osberht 6, and rushed upon the enemy; but soon, terrified by the wrath of God and St Cuthbert 1, [his] army having been struck down, he fled, and fell, and lost life and kingdom.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  10
Invasion (4)
 Ivar 1 and Ubba 5.devastation of the kingdom of the Northumbrians: Ivar 1 and Ubba 5 attacked and subdued the kingdom of the Northumbrians.: Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
 Ivar 1-others.arrival in Britain in 866: In 866 ... when King Æthelred 15 was ruler of the Western Saxons, there arrived in Britain a fleet of pagans from Denmark under King Ivar 1, together with his two brothers, Eowils 2, Halfdan 2, and a man called Ubba 5, his colleague in all trickery and malice and very like him in all respects, having as companions those three kings, Hæsten 1, Bagsecg 1 and Guthrum 1 and their forces, together with a very large contingent of chieftans and nobles ... They were accompanied by an immense multitude of bold warriors and they spent the winter in the kingdom of the East Angles.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.39 (866)
 Ubba 5-Halfdan 2.occupation of England: The army which Ubba 5 duke of the Frisians and Halfdan 2 king of the Danes led into England was divided into three parts: one rebuilt York, cultivated the surrounding land and settled there. the second, however, which occupied the land of the Mercians, and the third, which invaded the land of the South Saxons, committed many crimes over the next three years and slew all those of royal stock excepting only Alfred 8, the father of King Edward 2, who for these three years hid in the Glastonbury march in great want.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  14
 Ælle 3.ungodly behaviour: Osberht 6 was succeeded by Ælle 3, who made good promises to the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] but acted badly. For he stole from him [i.e. from the church of St Cuthbert's 1] Billingham and Cliffe and Wycliffe and Crayke. And this ignited the wrath of God and of the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] against him. For Ubba 5, duke of the Frisians, entered his kingdom with a great army of Danes and approached the city of York on Palm Sunday. When the news reached Ælle 3 who, out of hatred for St Cuthbert 1, was staying at Crayke, he rose up with great arrogance, gathered an army with his brother Osberht 6, and rushed upon the enemy; but soon, terrified by the wrath of God and St Cuthbert 1, [his] army having been struck down, he fled, and fell, and lost life and kingdom.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  10
Journey (3)
 Anonymous 659-Ubba 5-Ivar 1.going to England: Anonymous 659 came to England with the ship-army of Ubba 5 and Ivar 1.: Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi  i.4
 Ivar 1 and Ubba 5.journey from the North: Ivar 1 and Ubba 5 came to Britain from the North: Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
 Ivar 1.journey from the north-eastern region: Ivar 1 left Ubba 5 and suddenly approached East Anglia from the north-eastern region with a great fleet.: Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5 (869)
Killing/murder (4)
 Edmund 6.being killed by Ivar 1: Danish chieftains Ivar 1 and Ubba 5 arrived to plunder the provinces of the Northumbrians and East Angles. Ivar 1 captured the king [Edmund 6], who made no resistance, but threw away is weapons and lay praying flat on the ground; and after various tortures he was beheaded. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.21
 Ubba 5-Halfdan 2.occupation of England: The army which Ubba 5 duke of the Frisians and Halfdan 2 king of the Danes led into England was divided into three parts: one rebuilt York, cultivated the surrounding land and settled there. the second, however, which occupied the land of the Mercians, and the third, which invaded the land of the South Saxons, committed many crimes over the next three years and slew all those of royal stock excepting only Alfred 8, the father of King Edward 2, who for these three years hid in the Glastonbury march in great want.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  14
 Ælle 3.ungodly behaviour: Osberht 6 was succeeded by Ælle 3, who made good promises to the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] but acted badly. For he stole from him [i.e. from the church of St Cuthbert's 1] Billingham and Cliffe and Wycliffe and Crayke. And this ignited the wrath of God and of the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] against him. For Ubba 5, duke of the Frisians, entered his kingdom with a great army of Danes and approached the city of York on Palm Sunday. When the news reached Ælle 3 who, out of hatred for St Cuthbert 1, was staying at Crayke, he rose up with great arrogance, gathered an army with his brother Osberht 6, and rushed upon the enemy; but soon, terrified by the wrath of God and St Cuthbert 1, [his] army having been struck down, he fled, and fell, and lost life and kingdom.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  10
 Æthelred 15.fighting at Ashdown: Gathering a good sized army, [King Æthelred 15] attacked the enemy at Ashdown, where a battle was fought with ferocity on both sides. In that place, the pagans, by divine judgement, failed to withstand the attack of the Christians, and one of the two pagan kings, namely Ubba 5 and five earls were struck down dead. There fell, then: King Bagsecg 1, Earl Sidroc 1 the elder, Earl Sidroc 2 the younger, Earl Osbern 1, Earl Fræna 2, and Earl Harald 1; and all their army was routed.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.39 (871)
Kingdom - accession to (1)
 Ælle 3.ungodly behaviour: Osberht 6 was succeeded by Ælle 3, who made good promises to the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] but acted badly. For he stole from him [i.e. from the church of St Cuthbert's 1] Billingham and Cliffe and Wycliffe and Crayke. And this ignited the wrath of God and of the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] against him. For Ubba 5, duke of the Frisians, entered his kingdom with a great army of Danes and approached the city of York on Palm Sunday. When the news reached Ælle 3 who, out of hatred for St Cuthbert 1, was staying at Crayke, he rose up with great arrogance, gathered an army with his brother Osberht 6, and rushed upon the enemy; but soon, terrified by the wrath of God and St Cuthbert 1, [his] army having been struck down, he fled, and fell, and lost life and kingdom.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  10
Martyrdom (1)
 Edmund 6.being killed by Ivar 1: Danish chieftains Ivar 1 and Ubba 5 arrived to plunder the provinces of the Northumbrians and East Angles. Ivar 1 captured the king [Edmund 6], who made no resistance, but threw away is weapons and lay praying flat on the ground; and after various tortures he was beheaded. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.21
Plundering (1)
 Edmund 6.being killed by Ivar 1: Danish chieftains Ivar 1 and Ubba 5 arrived to plunder the provinces of the Northumbrians and East Angles. Ivar 1 captured the king [Edmund 6], who made no resistance, but threw away is weapons and lay praying flat on the ground; and after various tortures he was beheaded. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.21
Praying (1)
 Edmund 6.being killed by Ivar 1: Danish chieftains Ivar 1 and Ubba 5 arrived to plunder the provinces of the Northumbrians and East Angles. Ivar 1 captured the king [Edmund 6], who made no resistance, but threw away is weapons and lay praying flat on the ground; and after various tortures he was beheaded. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.21
Raiding (2)
 Ivar 1 and Ubba 5.attempt to destroy Britain: Ivar 1 and Ubba 5 attempted to bring about the destruction of all Britain.: Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
 Ivar 1 and Ubba 5.devastation of the kingdom of the Northumbrians: Ivar 1 and Ubba 5 attacked and subdued the kingdom of the Northumbrians.: Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
Seizure of land (1)
 Ælle 3.ungodly behaviour: Osberht 6 was succeeded by Ælle 3, who made good promises to the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] but acted badly. For he stole from him [i.e. from the church of St Cuthbert's 1] Billingham and Cliffe and Wycliffe and Crayke. And this ignited the wrath of God and of the holy confessor [Cuthbert 1] against him. For Ubba 5, duke of the Frisians, entered his kingdom with a great army of Danes and approached the city of York on Palm Sunday. When the news reached Ælle 3 who, out of hatred for St Cuthbert 1, was staying at Crayke, he rose up with great arrogance, gathered an army with his brother Osberht 6, and rushed upon the enemy; but soon, terrified by the wrath of God and St Cuthbert 1, [his] army having been struck down, he fled, and fell, and lost life and kingdom.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  10