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Author Anonymous
Source Title Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (A version), 915-934
Language Old English

Notes

*This section of the Chronicle is preserved only in MS A and its copy in MS G.

Edition(s)

Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
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Die Version G der angelsächsischen Chronik: Reconstruction und Edition Lutz, Angelika Die Version G der angelsächsischen Chronik: Reconstruction und Edition Munich 1981  
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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition. Vol. 3: MS A Dumville, David, and Keynes, Simon The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition. Vol. 3: MS A Cambridge 1986 78-83

Translation(s)

Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Swanton, M. J. (Michael James) The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle London 1996 100-4, 106
Swanton, M. J. (Michael James) The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle London 1996 122, 124, 126, 132, 134, 154, 156, 158,

Event/Transaction List

Factoid Type Source Reference Short Description
1 Event ASC (A)  924 AE, 925 EF(OE and Lat.)G Here Edward 2 passed away.
2 Event ASC (A)  924 AE, 925 F(OE and Lat.)G Æthelstan 18 acceded to the kingdom.
3 Event ASC (A)  924 A Dunstan 1 was born.
4 Event ASC (A)  924 A Wulfhelm 16 acceded to the archbishopric in Canterbury.
5 Event ASC (A)  931 AE, 932 G Here Beornstan 5 was consecrated as bishop in Winchester on 29 May.
6 Event ASC (A)  932 AE, 933 G Here Frithestan 1 passed away.
7 Event ASC (A)  933 AE, 934 F(OE and Lat.)G Here Æthelstan 18 went into Scotland with a landhere (Anonymi 1461) and a sciphere (Anonymi 1462) [F(Lat.) substitutes: invaded with a great army (Anonymi 1461) by land and by sea].
8 Event ASC (A)  933 AE, 934 F(OE and Lat.)G [Æthelstan 18] greatly harried over it [sc. Scotland] [F(Lat.) substitutes: plundered a great part of the land].
9 Event ASC (A)  933 AE, 934 F(OE and Lat.)G Beornstan 5 passed away at Winchester [AEG: on All Saints' Day].
10 Event ASC (A)  934 AE, 935 G Here Ælfheah 19 acceded to the bishopric.
11 Event ASC (A)  915 A, 919 G Edward 2 resided there [sc. at Bedford] for four weeks.
12 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 78) The here (Anonymi 1425) went [from Tempsford] so that they came to Bedford.
13 Event ASC (A)  920 A, 924 G A king of the Scots (Constantine 2) with others chose him [sc. Edward 2] as father and lord.
14 Event ASC (A)  920 A, 924 G Edward 2 [ordered a burh in the neighbourhood of Bakewell] to be manned.
15 Event ASC (A)  920 A, 924 G Edward 2 ordered a single burh to be constructed in the neighbourhood there [at Bakewell].
16 Event ASC (A)  920 A Edward 2 then went from there [sc. Nottingham] into the Peak District to Bakewell.
17 Event ASC (A)  920 A, 924 G Edward 2 ordered the burh on the southern side of the river [at Nottingham] to be built.
18 Event ASC (A)  920 A, 924 G Edward 2 ordered the bridge over the Trent between the two burhs [at Nottingham] to be built.
19 Event ASC (A)  920 A, 924 G Here in this year Edward 2 went with a fierd (Anonymi 1455) to Nottingham.
20 Event ASC (A)  919 A, 923 G Edward 2 ordered a fierd (Anonymi 1454) to man [Manchester].
21 Event ASC (A)  919 A Here Plegmund 1 passed away.
22 Event ASC (A)  919 A, 923 G Edward 2 ordered a fierd (Anonymi 1454) to repair [Manchester].
23 Event ASC (A)  919 A, 923 G Edward 2 ordered another fierd (Anonymi 1454), also from the Mercian people, to capture Manchester among the Northumbrians (Anonymi 1463).
24 Event ASC (A)  919 A, 923 G While Edward 2 resided there [sc. at Thelwall], he ordered another fierd (Anonymi 1454), also from the Mercian people, to capture to Manchester amongst the Northumbrians (Anonymi 1463).
25 Event ASC (A)  919 A, 923 G Edward 2 ordered the manning of the burh [at Thelwall].
26 Event ASC (A)  919 A, 923 G Edward 2 ordered the occupation of the burh [at Thelwall].
27 Event ASC (A)  919 A, 923 G Edward 2 ordered the repair of the burh [at Thelwall].
28 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G All the people who occupied the land of the Mercians (Anonymi 1452) submitted to him [sc. Edward 2].
29 Event ASC (A)  919 A, 923 G Here in this year Edward 2 went with a fierd (Anonymi 1453) to Thelwall.
30 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G [Edward 2] ordered it [sc. the burh at Nottingham] to be repaired.
31 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G [Edward 2] ordered it [sc. the burh at Nottingham] to be occupied both with English and Danish (Anonymi 1451).
32 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G [Edward 2] took the burh [at Nottingham].
33 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G [Edward 2] then went from there [sc. Tamworth] to Nottingham.
34 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G Hywel 2, Clydog 1, Idwal Foel ab Anarawd 1 and all the Welsh (Anonymi 1450) sought him [sc. Edward 2] as their lord.
35 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G All the people in the land of the Mercians who earlier had been subject to Æthelflæd 4 (Anonymi 1449) turned to him [sc. Edward 2].
36 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G He [sc. Edward 2] then rode and took the burh at Tamworth.
37 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G Æthelflæd 4 departed.
38 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G Edward 2 was staying at Stamford when Æthelflæd 4 died.
39 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G All the people who belonged to the northern burh [at Stamford] (Anonymi 1448) submitted to him [sc. Edward 2] and sought him as their lord.
40 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G Here in this year Edward 2 went with a fierd (Anonymi 1447) to Stamford.
41 Event ASC (A)  918 A, 922 G Edward 2 ordered that the burh on the south side of the river [at Stamford] be built.
42 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 81) Anonymi 1446 confirmed with oaths just as he [sc. Edward 2] determined.
43 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 81) The here which belonged to Cambridge (Anonymi 1446) individually chose him [sc. Edward 2] as their lord and protector.
44 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 81) All the here among the East Angles (Anonymi 1445) swore a covenant with [Edward 2].
45 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 81) A great number of people (Anonymi 1443) turned to [Edward 2].
46 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 81) Edward 2 repaired the burh [sc. at Colchester] and renovated where it was damaged earlier.
47 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 81) Edward 2 went with a West Saxon fierd (Anonymi 1442) to Colchester.
48 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 81) All the surviving local people (Anonymi 1441) submitted to Edward 2 and sought his peace and protection.
49 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (pp. 80-1) At the behest of Edward 2, Anonymi 1440 repaired and renovated [the burh at Huntingdon] where it had been damaged.
50 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 80) The other division of the fierd (Anonymi 1440) captured the burh at Huntingdon.
51 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 80) The other division of the fierd that had been called up (Anonymi 1440) travelled [to Huntingdon].
52 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 80) Those who had been called up to serve in the fierd (Anonymi 1437) returned home.
53 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 80) Thurferth 2, the holds (Anonymi 1438) and all the here (Anonymi 1439) turned to Edward 2 and sought him as lord and protector.
54 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 80) The burh at Towcester was furnished with a stone wall while Edward 2 was staying at Passenham.
55 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 80) Edward 2 resided there [sc. at Passenham] while the burh at Towcester was furnished with a stone wall.
56 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 68), 921 G (p. 80) Edward 2 went with a West Saxon fierd (Anonymi 1437) to Passenham.
57 Event ASC (A)  917 A (pp. 67-8), 921 G (p. 80) The men (Anonymi 1435) went out from the burh and also their helpers (Anonymi 1436) and put to flight the here (Anonymi 1433), killing many hundred of shipmen and others.
58 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 80) The here (Anonymi 1433) besieged the burh [at Maldon] and fought against it until more help (Anonymi 1435) came.
59 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 80) A great here (Anonymi 1433) gathered.
60 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 80) A great here (Anonymi 1433) went to Maldon.
61 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (pp. 79-80) They (Anonymi 1431) killed all the people (Anonymi 1432) and took all that was in there [sc. the burh at Colchester], except those people who were able to escape over the wall.
62 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 79) The people (Anonymi 1431) besieged the burh [at Colchester] and fought against it until they captured it.
63 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 79) The people (Anonymi 1431) went to Colchester.
64 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 79) A great band of people (Anonymi 1431) gathered at harvest-time.
65 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 79) Anonymi 1429 killed various people and seized the others and all that was in it [sc. Tempsford].
66 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 79) Anonymi 1429 besieged the burh [at Tempsford] and fought against it until they broke in.
67 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 79) Anonymi 1429 went to Tempsford.
68 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 79) A great band of people in Edward 2's domain (Anonymi 1429) who could get there gathered from the nearest burhs.
69 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 79) The here (Anonymi 1427) besieged Wigingamere. They left and went away after it was defended.
70 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 79) The great here (Anonymi 1427) went to the burh at Wigingamere.
71 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 79) A great army from the East Angles and the land of the Mercians (Anonymi 1427) gathered.
72 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (pp. 78-9) Those men who were inside [sc. Bedford] (Anonymi 1426) went out, fought them [sc. the here] (Anonymi 1425), put them to flight and killed a good part of them.
73 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 78) The here (Anonymi 1425) abandoned the other [geweorc] at Huntingdon.
74 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 78) The here (Anonymi 1425) made a fortification at Tempsford and lived in it and built it.
75 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 67), 921 G (p. 78) The here (Anonymi 1425) went from Huntingdon and the East Angles [to Tempsford].
76 Event ASC (A)  917 A (pp. 66-7), 921 G (p. 78) The here (Anonymi 1420) went out with a marauding here (Anonymi 1423) at night and seized men (Anonymi 1424) and property between Bern Wood and Aylesbury.
77 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 66), 921 G (p. 78) The here (Anonymi 1420) fought at Towcester but went away after it was defended by its occupants (Anonymi 1421) with assistance (Anonymi 1422).
78 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 66), 921 G (p. 78) The here (Anonymi 1420) went to Towcester.
79 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 66), 921 G (p. 78) Between Lammas and midsummer the here from Northampton, Leicester and the north (Anonymi 1420) broke the peace.
80 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 66), 921 G (p. 78) At Rogationtide Edward 2 ordered the burh at Wigingamere to be built.
81 Event ASC (A)  917 A (p. 66), 921 G (p. 78) Here in this year at Easter Edward 2 ordered Anonymi 1419 to occupy and build the burh at Towcester.
82 Event ASC (A)  916 A, 920 G Thurcytel 2 went overseas to Francia with the men who wished to serve him (Anonymi 1418).
83 Event ASC (A)  916 A, 920 G Edward 2 built the burh [at Maldon] and established it before he went from there.
84 Event ASC (A)  916 A, 920 G Here in this year before midsummer Edward 2 went to Maldon.
85 Event ASC (A)  915 A, 919 G Edward 2 ordered the burh on the southern side of the river to be built before he went from there [sc. Bedford].
86 Event ASC (A)  915 A, 919 G Almost all of those who had been dwelling in the burh [at Bedford] (Anonymi 1417) submitted to him [sc. Edward 2].
87 Event ASC (A)  915 A, 919 G Edward 2 obtained the burh [at Bedford].
88 Event ASC (A)  915 A, 919 G Here in this year Edward 2 went with a fierd (Anonymi 1416) to Bedford before Martinmas.
89 Event ASC (A)  1066 A Here William 1 came and conquered the land of the English.
90 Event ASC (A)  1066 A Here Edward 15 passed away.
91 Event ASC (A)  1066 A Harold 3 acceded to the kingdom.
92 Event ASC (A)  1053 A Here Godwine 51 passed away.
93 Event ASC (A)  1050 A Robert 5 acceded to the archbishopric.
94 Event ASC (A)  1043 A Here Edward 15 was consecrated as king.
95 Event ASC (A)  1050 A Here Eadsige 11 passed away.
96 Event ASC (A)  1040 A Here Eadsige 11 went to Rome.
97 Event ASC (A)  1040 A Harold 5 passed away.
98 Event ASC (A)  1042 A Here Harthacnut 1 passed away.
99 Event ASC (A)  1038 A Here Æthelnoth 43 passed away.
100 Event ASC (A)  1036 A Cnut 3 passed away.
101 Event ASC (A)  1031 A Cnut 3 gave into Christ Church at Canterbury the harbour at Sandwich with defined rights.
102 Event ASC (A)  1031 A Here Cnut 3 came back to England.
103 Event ASC (A)  1006 A Here Ælfheah 44 was consecrated as archbishop.
104 Event ASC (A)  1017 A Here Cnut 3 was chosen as king.
105 Event ASC (A)  1005 A Here Ælfric 46 passed away.
106 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG There was quickly a reconciliation with them (Anonymi 2049) over that and they made peace.
107 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG They [sc. Anonymi 2049] burned the estate at Bishops Waltham and many other estates.
108 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG They [sc. Anonymi 2049] went back east until they came to Wight.
109 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG They [sc. Anonymi 2049] burned the estate at Pinhoe and at Clyst and also many other good estates.
110 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG Kola 1 and others went against [the sciphere] (Anonymi 2049) there [sc. at Pinhoe] but were put to flight and many were killed there.
111 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG They [sc. Anonymi 2049] went from there [sc. Kingsteignton] to Exemouth and thence in a single journey to Pinhoe
112 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG Afterwards peace was made there [sc. at ?Kingsteignton] with them [sc. Anonymi 2049].
113 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG They [sc. Anonymi 2049, Pallig 1 and Anonymi 2053] burned Kingsteignton and also many other good estates.
114 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG [Æthelred 32] had made generous gifts in estates and in gold and silver [to Pallig 1].
115 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG Pallig 1 forsook all the undertakings which he had given to Æthelred 32.
116 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG There [sc. among the people of Devon (Anonymi 2056)] Pallig 1 met [the sciphere] (Anonymi 2049) with the ships he was able to gather (Anonymi 2053).
117 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG [The sciphere] (Anonymi 2049 went west from there [sc. Æthelings' Dean] to the people of Devon (Anonymi 2056).
118 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG Eighty-one men [of Hampshire] (Anonymi 2051) were killed there [sc. at Ætheling's Dean), of whom six were named. Many more of the Danes (Anonymi 2052) were killed.
119 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG Hampshire (Anonymi 2050) came against [the sciphere] (Anonymi 2049) there [sc. at Æthelings' Dean] and fought against them.
120 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG They [sc. the sciphere] (Anonymi 2049) travelled in a single journey to Æthelings' Dean.
121 Event ASC (A)  1001 AG A sciphere (Anonymi 2049) raided and burned almost everywhere.
122 Event ASC (A)  994 AG Ælfric 46 acceded to the archbishopric.
123 Event ASC (A)  994 AG Here Sigeric 9 passed away.
124 Event ASC (A)  993 A, <991>G The king [sc. Æthelred 32] took him [sc. Olaf 5] from the hand of the bishop (Anonymous 805).
125 Event ASC (A)  993 A, <991> G Peace was afterwards made with them [sc. Olaf 5 and Anonymi 2047].
126 Event ASC (A)  993 A, <991> G They [sc. Olaf 5 and Anonymi 2047] slew the ealdorman [sc. Byrhtnoth 1] there [sc. at Maldon].
127 Event ASC (A)  993 A, <991> G There [sc. at Maldon] Byrhtnoth 1 with his fierd (Anonymi 2048) came against Olaf 5 and [the occupants of] the ships (Anonymi 2047) and fought against them.
128 Event ASC (A)  993 A, <991> G Olaf 5 and his ships (Anonymi 2047) came and harried in the vicinity of Folkestone and beyond.
129 Event ASC (A)  993 A, <991> G Here in this year Olaf 5 came with ninety-three ships (Anonymi 2047) to Folkestone.
130 Event ASC (A)  988 A In this year the holy archbishop Dunstan 1 passed away.
131 Event ASC (A)  984 AG Ælfheah 44 sat on the episcopal throne on the Day of the two apostles, Simon and Jude [= 28 October], at Winchester.
132 Event ASC (A)  984 AG The consecration of the succeeding bishop, Ælfheah 44, [was] on 14 kalends of November [= 19 October].
133 Event ASC (A)  984 AG Here Æthelwold 1 passed away.
134 Event ASC (A)  983 AG Here Ælfhere 10 passed away.
135 Event ASC (A)  978 AG Æthelred 32 acceded to the throne.
136 Event ASC (A)  978 AG Here Edward 12 was slain.