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Anglo Saxon Timeline 1 Notes

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AngloSaxon Chronology c.3001087

THE COMING OF THE ANGLOSAXONS Many of the early dates are educated guesses, taken from Bede and/or the Anglo
Saxon Chronicle and some are from the Nennian collection and other fairly unreliable sources. 410: The "unknown men" (as Campbell calls them) take power, after the fall of the Roman Empire 428: The date given in the Nennian collection for the coming of the AngloSaxons 449456: Bede, using local accounts, as well as Gildas' tract, gives these dates as the possible period in which Hengest and Horsa arrive, and mutiny, against "the proud tyrant" Vortigern 477: Saxon Aelle arrives in Sussex 495: Cedric and Cynric arrive; this is the first of the West Saxon origin stories 501: The arrival of Port; the second West Saxon origin story 514: The arrival of the "West Saxons" 516: Battle of Mount Badon (Arthurian legend) 527: Large Germanic invasion 527: Creation of the kingdom of Essex 537: Battle of Camlann, death of Arthur 547: Succession of Ida to Bernicia 550: Gildas' tract "On the fall of Britain" published 560: Succession of Aella to Deira 560 cont...: Accession of Aethelbert of Kent, the third king to rule south of the Humber (after Aelle of Sussex a century earlier, and Cealwin of Wessex who died in 592). He marries the Christian Merovingian princess Bertha, daughter of Charibert, king of Paris. She brings with her bishop Liudhard, and a Roman church in Canterbury is restored for their use. 571: Creation of the Kingdom of East Anglia 571: Areas that would become Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire are seized from the Britons

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