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|802||-||Osmund becomes Bishop of London.|
|811||-||Aethelnoth become Bishop of London.|
|821||-||Ceolwulf becomes King of Mercia.|
|823||-||Beornwulf becomes King of Mercia.|
|824||-||Ceolberht becomes Bishop of London.|
|825||-||Ludican becomes King of Mercia.|
|825||-||Egbert of Wessex defeats Mercia and annexes Kent, Essex, Surrey and Sussex.|
London submits to Egbert.
|835||Tuesday June 1|| There are heavy Viking raids against the Isle of Sheppey.|
The east and south-east bear the brunt of the attacks.
|837||Tuesday February 27||15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.|
|839||-||Aethelwulf succeeds Egbert.|
|842||-||Vikings attack London. There is great slaughter.|
|850/1||-||The Danish armies make their first wintering in England, on the Isle of Thanet.|
|851||-||A Viking attack on London causes great destruction.|
|854||-||The Danish armies winter on the Isle of Sheppey.|
|858||-||Aethelbald succeeds Aethelwulf as King of Wessex.|
|860||-||Deorwulf becomes Bishop of London.|
|860||-||Aethelberht succeeds Aethelwulf as King of Wessex.|
|860||-||Swithwulf becomes Bishop of London.|
|865||Autumn||A large Danish army under the leadership of the sons of Ragnor Lothbroq (Leather-breeches) Ivan the Boneless and Haelfden Ubba, establish a base in East Anglia.|
|866||-||Aethelred I becomes King of Wessex.|
|867||Sunday March 21 ||The Danes take York.|
|869||Sunday November 20||The Danes defeat and kill the East Anglian king, Edmund. This marks the end of native Christian kingship in East Anglia.|
Northumbria is now under Danish control through the puppet king Egbert.
|870||Autumn||The Danes begin their campaign against Wessex and Ethelred.|
It lasts for a full year with victories on both sides.
|871||Monday January 8||Ethelred defeated the Danes at Ashdown.|
|871||Monday January 22||At the Battle at Basing the Danish army defeated Ethelred of Wessex.|
|871||April||Alfred succeeds as king of Wessex on the death of Aethelred.|
|871||-||The West Saxons are defeated at Reading and Wilton and the Danes are now in full control of the Thames estuary and London, which they occupy under Halfdan.|
Alfred buys peace.
|872||-||Danish coinage issued in London|
|874||-||Mercia falls to the Danes.|
|878||March||The Danes overrun Wessex.|
Alfred is forced back to the Somerset marches.
|874||May||Alfred defeats the Danes at Edington.|
He makes a Treaty with Guthrun who agrees to be baptised, taking the Christian name of Aethelstan.
|874||-||The Danes regularisetheir territorial settlements in the east and north.|
|883||-||The English army encamps outside London.|
|886||-||Heahstan become Bishop of London.|
|886||Wednesday March 9||Death of the leading astrologer of the Muslim world,Albumazar.|
|886||-||Alfred occupies London.|
He appoints Ethelred as ealdorman of the borough.
|891/2||-||A force of 250 ships sail from Boulogne and land at the estuary of the Lympne.|
Over the next three years the Danes attempt to overthrow Alfred's kingdom but fail to do so.
|893||-||The Londoners defeat the Danes at Bemfleet and capture their fleet.|
|894||-||The Danes pull their ships up the Thames and establish winter quarters on the Lea.|
|895||-||The Danes built a fort by the Lea, 20 miles above London.|
The Londoners attempt to storm it but are driven back.
|898||-||A conference of the King's Council at Chelsea discusses the restoration of London.|
|898||-||Wulfsige becomes Bishop of London.|
|899||Thursday October 26 ||Death of Alfred. He is succeeded as King of Wessex by his son, Edward the Elder.|
|899||-||First mention of Queenhithe.|