Location: Athelney / Somerset

Factoid List

View Factoid Type Source Ref. Primary Person Short Description
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  102   Alfred 8 commanded his ministri (Anonymi 160) to divide his annual income from taxes into four.
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  98   [Alfred 8] richly endowed the two monasteria [of Athelney and Shaftesbury] with landed estates and all kinds of wealth.
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  94   Alfred 8 ordered that certain of the children (Anonymi 155) of priests and deacons of Gallic origin (Anonymi 183) be educated in the monasterium and subsequently raised to monastic status.
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  92-4   In the monasterium [at Athelney] Alfred 8 assembled monks of diverse ethnicity from everywhere.
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  92   A very strongly fortified citadel was built at Athelney by order of Alfred 8.
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  92   Alfred 8 ordered that a monasterium be built at Athelney.
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  55   From the fortification at Athelney Alfred 8 with the faselli of Somerset (Anonymi 97) fought tirelessly against the pagans (Anonymi 79).
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  55   Alfred 8 with a few men (Anonymi 96) built a fortification at Athelney.
Office Asser.VitAlfredi  94 John 21 held office of Abbot (Abbot of Athelney)
Education Asser.VitAlfredi  94 Anonymi 155 children that [Alfred 8] ordered to be educated at the same monasterium [of Athelney]
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  92 Anonymi 153 Monk
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  93 Anonymi 153 Monk
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  102 Anonymi 153 Monk
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  94 Anonymi 155 Monk
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  94 Anonymous 13 Monk
Event ASC  878 ADEF(OE and Lat.)G, <879> B, 879 C   Guthrum 1 came as one of the thirty most honourable men (Anonymi 916) in the here (Anonymi 900) to meet with Alfred 8 at Aller near Athelney.
Event ASC  878 ADEG, <879> B, 879 C   Alfred 8 with others fought from the fortification at Athelney against the here (Anonymi 900).
Event ASC  878 ADEG, <879> B, 879 C   Alfred 8 built a fortification at Athelney with a small band (Anonymi 911).
Occupation ASC  878 ADEG, <879> B, 879 C Anonymi 911 Werod
Event S432      Alfred 8, king, founded St Peter's, Athelney 1.
Event ∆thelweard.Chron  iv.3 (p. 42)   They [sc. ∆thelnoth 14 and Anonymi 2517] built a fort on an island, ∆thelney, in a marsh.
Office S921    ∆lfric 46 held office of Abbot (abbot of Athelney)
Office S876    ∆thelric 38 held office of Abbot (abbot of Athelney)
Office S979    ∆thelwine 31 held office of Abbot (abbot of Athelney)
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.92.1-3   Alfred 8, on seeing St Cuthbert 1 in a dream, gave a vow to build a monastery at Athelney, where he had once found a safe refuge from the Danes. Its monks are few in number and poor, but they trust in the help of their heavenly patron, St ∆thelwine 1, who was brother of Cenwealh 2 king of the West Saxons, and who served God despite chronic illness.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.130.1-4   King Alfred 8 had been reduced by the attacks of the barbarians to such straits that he had to lurk ignominiously on a tiny island Athelney. There St Cuthbert 1 appeared before him in his sleep (caused by sickness at heart) and promised that within a short time Alfred 8 would be put back on his throne in glory.