Category Archives: 9th Century History

Information about life and warfare in Britain in the 9th century A.D.

Historical Overview

Vikings and Anglo-Saxons At the end of the eighth century A.D., England was a fully settled Christian land occupied by largely Anglo-Saxon peoples. Much of the land lay within great estates owned by kings, noble families and the Church. The ninth century saw the Vikings first raid, then conquer and finally settle in England. The […]

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9th Century Timeline

Our main historical source is the Anglo-Saxon chronicle, but there are other records such as the Irish Annals, letters, and political documents. It’s always exciting when the written record can be matched with archaeological finds, as at Repton. Sporadic Raids by Norwegians 792 King Offa makes arrangements for the defence of Kent against “pagan peoples”. […]

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Timeline of Britain

?-12,000BC THE ICE AGE 300,000BC Colonization of Britain by Homo Erectus Britain is attached to the European continent during an interglacial period of the Ice Age. Using simple wooden spears, primitive humans hunt the mammoth and hippopotamus that are prevalent in southeast England. 70,000BC Neanderthals settle in England These humans live in caves and hunt […]

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