Location: Thames / River

Factoid List

View Factoid Type Source Ref. Primary Person Short Description
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  58   A great army of pagans (Anonymi 106) met up with Anonymi 79.
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  35   Those of Anonymi 34 who did not go out plundering built a rampart.
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  4   The great army of pagans (Anonymi 6) harried Canterbury [and London].
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  4 Anonymi 6 Army
Transaction S241      Cuthred 7, regulus, Ęthelred 2, rex, and Ine 1, rex Saxonum, to Hęha 1 & Ceolswith 1; grant of 30 cassati to the east of the River Thames
Event ASC  851 ADEF(OE)G, <853> B, 853 C   Three hundred and fifty ships (Anonymi 6) put Beorhtwulf 2 and his fierd (Anonymi 7) to flight.
Event ASC  823 ADEF(OE and Lat.)G, <823> BC   Ęthelwulf 1 and others drove Baldred 4 north across the Thames.
Event ASC  904 A, <905> B, 905 CDG   Led [A: Incited] by Ęthelwald 35, the here (Anonymi 1014) amongst the East Angles (Anonymi 996) raided across the land of the Mercians and places across the Thames.
Event ASC  894 A, <895> B, 895 CDG   The Danes who had been at Mersea (Anonymi 1013) drew their ships up the Thames and then the Lea.
Event ASC  893 A (p. 57), <894> B (p. 42), 894 C (p. 68), 894 D (p. 32), 894 G (p. 64)   Ęthelred 1 gathered at the Severn with a variety of people from burhs in a variety of places.
Event ASC  893 A (p. 57), 894 D (p. 32), 894 G (p. 64)   They [sc. the two hergas and the reinforcements] (Anonymi 968, Anonymi 970 and Anonymi 981)] travelled up along the Thames to the Severn and then along the Severn.
Event ASC  893 A (p. 57), <894> B (p. 42), 894 C (p. 68), 894 D (p. 32), 894 G (p. 64)   Along the Thames the two hergas (Anonymi 968 and Anonymi 970) were joined by reinforcements from the East Angles and the Northumbrians (Anonymi 981).
Event ASC  893 A (p. 57), <894> B (p. 42), 894 C (p. 68), 894 D (p. 32), 894 G (p. 64)   The two hergas (Anonymi 968 and Anonymi 970) went together up the Thames.
Event ASC  893 A (p. 56), <894> B (p. 41), 894 C (pp. 66-7), 894 D (p. 31), 894 G (p. 62)   The fierd (Anonymi 974) captured war-booty from Anonymi 968 and Anonymi 970 at Farnham.
Event ASC  892 AEF, <893> B, 893 CDG   Hęsten 1 arrived in the mouth of the Thames with eighty ships (Anonymi 970).
Office ASC  893 A (p. 57), <894> B (p. 42), 894 C (p. 68), 894 D (p. 32), 894 G (p. 64) Anonymi 982 held office of King’s thegn
Transaction S157      Cenwulf 3, king of the Mercians, and Cuthred 11, king of Kent, to Swithhun 3, minister; grant of 3 sulungs (aratra) at Bromhey in Frindsbury, Kent, one sulung at Ęthilwlfing lond, a fishery on the Thames called Fiscnęs, and swine-pastures in Cęstersęta walda
Transaction S537      King Eadred 16 to Canterbury Cathedral 1; grant of 30 hides (mansi) at Twickenham, Middx.
Event ASC (C-F)  1016 CDEF(OE and Lat.)   [Edmund 24] went over the Thames at Brentford and went into Kent.
Event ASC (C-F)  1016 CDE   Edmund 24 went to London, [C: keeping to the north of the Thames and then out through Clay Hanger].
Event ASC (C-F)  1016 CDEF(OE and Lat.)   Here in this year Cnut 3 came with his here [E adds and F(OE and Lat.) has instead: 160 ships] (Anonymi 2297) and Eadric 35 with him over the Thames to the Mercians (Anonymi 2298) at Cricklade.
Event ASC (C-F)  1013 CDE   Ęthelred 32 was then for some time with the fleet (Anonymi 2281) that was on the Thames.
Event ASC (C-F)  1013 CDEF(OE and Lat.)   Swein 1 then went from there [sc. London] to Wallingford and [CDE: then over the Thames westwards] to Bath.
Event ASC (C-F)  1013 CDEF(OE and Lat.)   Much of his [sc. Swein 1's] people drowned in the Thames because they did not search out the bridge.
Event ASC (C-F)  1010 CDE   They [sc. Anonymi 2242] went from there [sc. Northampton] over the Thames to the West Saxons (Anonymi 2255) and then to Cannings marsh.
Event ASC (C-F)  1010 CDE   Afterwards they [sc. Anonymi 2242] went back south to the Thames.
Event ASC (C-F)  1009 CDEF(OE and Lat.)   They [sc. Anonymi 2242] crossed [F(Lat.) adds: the Thames] at Staines. Thus they continued all winter.
Event ASC (C-F)  1009 CDE   They [sc. Anonymi 2242] made their way on both banks of the Thames towards their ships.
Event ASC (C-F)  1009 CDE   They [sc. Anonymi 2242] took their winter quarters on the Thames. They lived off the East Saxons (Anonymi 2246) and the shires that were nearest to both banks of the Thames.
Event ASC (C-F)  1006 CDE   Then the king [sc. Ęthelred 32] went over the Thames to Shropshire.
Event ASC (C-F)  999 CDEF(OE and Lat.)   Here the here (Anonymi 2204) came back into the Thames and went along the Medway to Rochester.
Occupation ASC (C-F)  1013 CDE Anonymi 2281 Fleet
Event ASC (C-F)  1023 D   The king [sc. Cnut 3] with many others carried the holy body [of Ęlfheah 44] over the Thames to Southwark in a ship.
Event Ęthelweard.Chron  iv.3 (p. 49)   A large fleet (Anonymi 2533) arrived with Hęsten 1 on the shores of the Thames.
Event Ęthelweard.Chron  iv.3 (p. 44)   Twice during the year the remainder of Anonymi 2523 raided by deceit forested parts where the Thames reaches the southern shores.
Event Ęthelweard.Chron  iii.4 (p. 32)   Anonymi 6 returned across the river Thames, through the province of Surrey to the southern part.
Event Ęthelweard.Chron  iii.4 (pp. 31-2)   350 ships of pagans (Anonymi 6) arrived at the mouth of the Thames, destroyed Canterbury and put Beorhtwulf 2 to flight, after conquering his army (Anonymi 7).
Event Ęthelweard.Chron  iii.3 (p. 29)   Ęthelwulf 1 with others pursued Baldred 4 across the Thames to the north.
Transaction S1450      King Edgar 11 to the church of St Peter, Westminster 1; restoration of 5 hides (mansiunculae) on the north side of the river Thames between the Tyburn and the Fleet, Middx, with an additional grant of 5 hides at Blecceanham (Blechenham, lost, in Hendon). The monastery paid 120 gold solidi in bracelet.
Transaction S157      Swithhun 3, minister, to Rochester, St Andrew's 1; bequest of 3 sulungs (aratra) at Bromhey in Frindsbury, Kent, one sulung at Ęthilwlfing lond, a fishery on the Thames called Fiscnęs, and swine-pastures in Cęstersęta walda
Event Anon.LiberEliensis  II.25 / LĘ 35   Earl Toli 1 was killed at the River Thames.
Event WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  V.8   King Cnut 3 sailed his ships over to England. He made for the River Thames and went swiftly up it to the region of London. He and his men [Anonymi 2297] disembarked from their ships and encountered the English [Anonymi 1764], who had gathered together from all over the country at Ashdon [Ashingdon], to inflict upon them a bloody defeat.
Event Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.1   Lords presented the king with rival gifts, but Earl Godwine 51's overtopped them all, providing a loaded ship, its slender lines raked up in double prow, lay anchored on the Thames, with many rowing benches side by side, equipped for six score fearsome warriors.
Event Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3   Edward 15 believed the accusations of Robert 5 against Godwine 51, and all the nobles and earls from the whole of Britain assembled in the royal palace of Gloucester; and there, after Edward 15 had complained of all these things, he guiltless earl [Godwine 51] was formally charged with [killing of Alfred 54 and plotting against the king's life]. Godwine 51 asked through messengers for the king's peace, and offered to purge himself by ordeal of the crime with which he had been charged. Edward 15 refused. Gathered there were Siweard 11, Earl Leofric 49, and Ęlfgar 46. And after they had all struggled in vain to get the foul charge put to the ordeal, the royal court moved from that palace to London. The earl [Godwine 51] too, guiltless and trusting in his conscience, which was for ever clear of such a crime, approached it with his men from the other side, and took up position outside the walls of that city on the River Thames, on a manor that belonged to him. From here he again sent messengers and showed himself in every way ready to satisfy the king in accordance to the law or beyond it. Whereupon by the efforts of Stigand 1, bishop of Winchester, the day of judgment was postponed. Meanwhile Archbishop Robert 5 stood fiercely in the way of the earl, and at length at his instigation there was declared by the king against the earl this insoluble judgment: that he could hope for the king's peace only when Godwine 51 gave him back his brother [Alfred 54] alive together with all his men and all their possessions.
Event Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3   When the active earl [Godwine 51] saw that he was wrongfully overthrown and barred from a legal trial, he assembled a large fleet of the River Yser, and in the middle of the summer [of 1052] put to sea; and entered a port on the shore of Britain. All the eastern and southern English who could manage it met his ship; all came to meet him, like children their long-awaited father. At the same time his two sons, [Harold 3 and Leofwine 69] came with large naval forces from Ireland to meet him; and they wasted with sword, fire, and the seizure for booty all the kingdom from the farthest limits of the western Britons or English to the place where the earl was stationed. With the soldiers made more resolute by mutual exhortation, they crossed the Kentish sea and entered the mouth of the River Thames. Although Edward 15 did not believe the news about the invasion, he nevertheless came with such military force as he could muster to London; and he tried to deny them entry into the city where he was encamped. But the whole city went out to help and protect the earl [Godwine 51].
Event Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.6   Outside the walls of London, upon the River Thames, stood a monastery dedicated to St Peter, but insignificant in buildings and numbers, for under the abbot only a small community of monks served Christ. The king [Edward 15], being devoted to God, gave his attention to that place. because of his love for the Prince of the Apostles, whom he worshipped with uncommon and special love, he decided to have his burial-place there. Accordingly [Edward 15] ordered that out of the tithes of all his revenues should be started the building of a noble edifice; so that God would look kindly upon him, both for the sake of his goodness and because of the gift of lands and ornaments.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.115.12   It was on Ęlfric 105's advice that Harthacnut 1 had the body of his brother Harold 5 dug up, and the head cut off and flung into the Thames. He also instigated Harthacnut 1 to burn down the city of Worcester and plunder the inhabitants, because of their obstinacy in standing up to the king's tax-gatherers.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.203-204   Beorhtwald 4 gave Aldhelm 3 and the monastery of Malmesbury a gift of land to the east of the river Thames, near the ford called Somerford, fourteen hides.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.205-8   Cędwalla 1, after his baptism, gave to Aldhelm 3 a wood called Kemble, to the east of the boundary set by the road, up to the river Thames, a place near another wood called Bradon [Purton], and a place at the confluence of the rivers Avon and Wyliye, for brothers to fish. Part of these lands were exchanged in the same year for others of one .
RecordedNames EMC Coin  1967.8011 (N 316 (CEB 77) (Light coinage, Portrait; flower etc. in inner circle reverse)) Pendred 1
Office EMC Coin  1967.8011 (N 316 (CEB 77) (Light coinage, Portrait; flower etc. in inner circle reverse)) Pendred 1 held office of Moneyer for Offa 7
Office EMC Coin  1967.8011 (N 316 (CEB 77) (Light coinage, Portrait; flower etc. in inner circle reverse)) Offa 7 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  1967.8011 (N 316 (CEB 77) (Light coinage, Portrait; flower etc. in inner circle reverse)) Offa 7