ASNaC

Historical and literary events of the ASNaC period.

0410-04-01 00:00:00

End of Roman Rule in Britain

Traditionally dated to c.410

0411-04-01 00:00:00

Death of Emperor Constantine

411 AD

0441-04-01 00:00:00

Britons Suffer Serious Defeat by Saxons

Saxons now dominant power in Britain. 455 AD

0455-04-01 00:00:00

Hengest

King of Kent c.455 - c.488

0497-04-01 00:00:00

Start of 'Gildasian Peace'

Approx. 497

0516-04-01 00:00:00

Battle of Mount Badon

In 516, according to the Welsh Annals

0519-04-01 00:00:00

Cedric

King of the West Saxons 519 - 534

0537-04-01 00:00:00

Battle of Camlann

Welsh Annals give 537 as the date of Arthur's final battle.

0540-04-01 00:00:00

Gilads' 'De Excidio'

Written c.540

0540-04-01 00:00:00

End of 'Gildasian Peace'

0554-04-01 00:00:00

Bridei son of Maelchon

King of the Picts 554 - 584

0560-04-01 00:00:00

Aethelberht I

King of Kent. Exact dates uncertain - c.560, c.580 and c.585 have all been argued as start dates for his reign.

0570-04-01 00:00:00

Urien

Aprroximate years of Urien's military career - 570s/580s

0584-04-01 00:00:00

Garnait son of Domelch

King of the Picts 584 - 595

0585-04-01 00:00:00

Death of Urien

Urien's death probably occurred between 585 - 592

0595-04-01 00:00:00

Nechtan son of Cano

King of the Picts 595 - 616

0616-04-01 00:00:00

Edwin

King of the Northumbrains 616 - 663

0616-04-01 00:00:00

Raedwald

King of the East Angles. Exact dates uncertain, acc. c.616, d. 616 X 627. Briefly converted to Christianity.

0616-04-01 00:00:00

Cinoch son of Lutrin

King of the Picts 616 - 631

0626-04-01 00:00:00

Penda

King of the Mercians. Exact dates uncertain - acc. 626 or 632, d. 655

0630-04-01 00:00:00

Din Eidyn Lost to Northumbrian Angles

Irish Annals record this as happening in 630

0631-04-01 00:00:00

Gartnait son of Uuid

King of the Picts 631 - 635

0634-04-01 00:00:00

Oswald of Bernicia

King of the Northumbrians 634 - 643

0635-04-01 00:00:00

Bridei son of Uuid/Fohle

king of the Picts 635 - 641

0639-04-01 00:00:00

Aldhelm

Wrote in both Latin and Old English. 639 - 709

0640-04-01 00:00:00

End of the Gododdin People

No more traces found of the Gododdin after c.640

0641-04-01 00:00:00

Talorc son of Uuid/Foth

King of the Picts 641 - 653

0642-04-01 00:00:00

Oswine

King of the Northumbrians in Deira, 642 - 651

0642-04-01 00:00:00

Oswiu

King of the Northumbrians in Bernicia. In 651 killed Oswine and took control of Deira. King of the Mercians 655 - 658.

0642-04-01 00:00:00

Battle of Strathcarron

c.642

0650-04-01 00:00:00

Prominent Ruling Family in Gwynedd

By c.650

0653-04-01 00:00:00

Talorgan son of Eanfrith

King of the Picts 653 - 657

0657-04-01 00:00:00

Gartnait son of Donnel

King of the Picts 657 - 663

0658-04-01 00:00:00

Wulfhere

King of the Mercians 658 - 675. Penda's youngest son, restored after Oswiu's three-year rule

0663-04-01 00:00:00

Drest son of Donnel

King of the Picts 663 - 672

0672-04-01 00:00:00

Bridei son of Bili

King of the Picts 672 - 693

0672-04-01 00:00:00

Bede

672/3 - 735

0685-04-01 00:00:00

Caedwalla

King of the West Saxons 685 - 688. Resigned kingship and went to Rome.

0685-04-01 00:00:00

Battle of Nechtansmere

Picts defeat Northumbrians, Ecgfrith killed. Northumbrians withdraw and the Picts retake their land.

0686-04-01 00:00:00

Aldfrith

King of the Northumbrians 686 - 705

0688-04-01 00:00:00

Ine

King of the West Saxons 688 - 726. Resigned kingship and went to Rome.

0693-04-01 00:00:00

Taran son of Ainftech

King of the Picts 693 - 697

0697-04-01 00:00:00

Bridei son of Der-Ilei

King of the Picts 697 - 706

0700-04-01 00:00:00

Beowulf

Written at some point between 8th cen and c.1000

0706-04-01 00:00:00

Nechtan son of Der-Ilei

King of the Picts 706 - 724 and again 728 - 729

0716-04-01 00:00:00

Aethelbald

King of the Mercians 726 - 757. By 731, ruler of all the peoples south of the Humber

0721-04-01 00:00:00

Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Finished

0724-04-01 00:00:00

Drest

King of the Picts 724 - 726

0726-04-01 00:00:00

Alpin

King of the Picts 726 - 728

0729-04-01 00:00:00

Óengus son of Fergus

King of the Picts 729 - 761

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