Location: Severn (Montgomeryshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Somerset) / River

Factoid List

View Factoid Type Source Ref. Primary Person Short Description
Event ASC  895 A, <896> B, 896 CDG   The here (Anonymi 1013) went overland to Bridgnorth on the Severn.
Event ASC  893 A (pp. 57-8), <894> B (p. 43), 894 C (p. 68), 894 D (pp. 32-3), 894 G (p. 65)   Ordheah 1 and many of the king's thegns (Anonymi 983) and a great part of the Danes (Anonymi 968, Anonymi 970 and Anonymi 981) were killed in the attack on the east bank of the Severn.
Event ASC  893 A (pp. 57-8), <894> B (pp. 42-3), 894 C (p. 68), 894 D (p. 32), 894 G (pp. 64-5)   Anonymi 968, Anonymi 970 and Anonymi 981 attacked those on the east bank. The Christians had the victory.
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.
Transaction S54      Ęthelweard 3, subregulus, with the consent of Cenred 2, king of the Mercians, to Ecgwine 1, bishop, for St Mary's Church, Cronuchomme (Evesham, St Mary's 1); grant of 12 hides (cassati) at Ombersley, Worcs.
Event ASC  914 A, <915> B, 915 CD, 918 G   Here in this year a great ship-army (Anonymi 1037) came from the south from the Bretons (Anonymi 1038) and west into the mouth of the Severn.
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 S172      Cenwulf 3, king of the Mercians, to Deneberht 1, bishop, and his familia at Worcester 1; remission of renders due from Worcester and its dependent minsters, in exchange for the minster at Twyning, Gloucs., assessed at 3 hides (manentes), and 10 hides west of the Severn
Event ASC (DEF)  910 DE   Most of Anonymi 1552 passed away there [sc. along the Severn] afterwards.
Event ASC (DEF)  910 DE   They [sc. a great sciphere] (Anonymi 1552) harried greatly along the Severn.
Office Aldhelm.Ep  4 (p. 484) Anonymi 1996 held office of Bishop (Bishops of [the people of] Dyfed)
Event ASC (C-F)  997 CDE   Here in this year the army (Anonymi 2204) went round Devonshire into the mouth of the Severn.
Event Ęthelweard.Chron  iv.4 (p. 53)   A very large fleet (Anonymi 2578) arrived at the Severn estuary. There was no serious fighting there that year.
Event Ęthelweard.Chron  iv.4 (p. 53)   The greater part of that army (Anonymi 2578) departed for Ireland.
Event Ęthelweard.Chron  iv.4 (p. 53)   The Mercian and West [Saxon] troops (Anonymi 2576) gained victory over the Danes (Anonymi 2538) at Wednesfield.
Event Ęthelweard.Chron  iv.4 (pp. 52-3)   The throng (Anonymi 2538) harried in Mercia and across the River Severn.
Transaction S1280      Węrfrith 6, bishop, and the community at Worcester 1, to Ęthelred 1 and Ęthelflęd 4, their lords; lease, for their lives and that of Ęlfwynn 2, their daughter, of a messuage (haga) in Worcester 1 and land at Barbourne in North Claines, Worcs., with reversion to the bishop.
Event Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  II.Prologue   Gruffudd 1, king of Western Britons, carried wrongful war across the Severn, and England's realm endured his hostile blow, until King Edward 15, marked by worth and fame, compelled him to regret the crime. For when the English hastening under Harold 3 joined fast columns and platoons of Tosti 2's men they terrified the foe, till then so bold, with close attack in strength, with fire and sword. And Gruffudd 1 did fear to engage with these, and sought remote retreats. Inured to lurk in distant dikes, from which he can with safety fly upon the foe, exploiting barren lands with woods and rocks, he galls the brother earls [Harold 3 and Tosti 2] with drawn-out war. And these, resourceful in a doubtful case, throw down the country into one general ruin. The enemy's house is sacked, the girded chests are broached, the royal pomp exposed to loot. They return, and bring back this fine ornament: they smashed a fleet – for Welsh control and lore was not the equal of the Ocean’s chiefs – and take a prow and stern of solid gold, and this, with looted treasures and the hostages, they give to their king [Edward 15] as proof of victory.
Transaction S1834      Ealhhun 2 (Aldhuin), bishop, to —; concerning land to the west of the river Severn (? Bentley in Holi, Worcs.).