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

Factoids by Source

Abbo.PassioEadmundi: The Passio of St. Edmund (18)
Recorded Name (2)
Hubba (1)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
Ubba (1)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
Personal Information (9)
ethnicity (2)
 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 (1)
Dux (1)
 Abbo.PassioEadmundi  5
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 (4)
Invasion (1)
 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
Journey (2)
 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)
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
Anon.LiberEliensis: Liber Eliensis / Historia Elie... (2)
Event (2)
Army-raising (1)
 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 (1)
 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)
Invasion (1)
 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)
Killing/murder (1)
 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)
Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi: The Life of Saint Oswald (3)
Recorded Name (1)
Huba (1)
 Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi  i.4
Personal Information (1)
ethnicity (1)
 Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi  i.4 (Dane)
Event (1)
Journey (1)
 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
Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto: Historia de Sancto Cuthberto (3)
Office (1)
Dux (1)
 Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  10
Event (2)
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 (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
Battle (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
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 (2)
 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
Killing/murder (2)
 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
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
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
WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum: Gesta Pontificum Anglorum (1)
Event (1)
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
Killing/murder (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
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