King Egbert of Wessex Timeline

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  • c. 770 CE - 839 CE
    Life of Egbert of Wessex.
  • c. 776 CE
    Kingdom of Kent defeats Mercia in battle.
  • 784 CE - 785 CE
    Reign of Eahlmund of Kent, Egbert's probable father.
  • 785 CE - 802 CE
    Mercia dominates Kent; rules through client kings.
  • 786 CE
    Beorhtric becomes king of Wessex with Mercian support; Egbert in exile in Francia.
  • 786 CE - 802 CE
    Beorhtric reigns as King of Wessex.
  • 802 CE - 839 CE
    Reign of Egbert, King of Wessex.
  • 802 CE
    Egbert becomes king of Wessex; probable support from Charlemagne of Francia.
  • c. 815 CE - 820 CE
    Egbert of Wessex campaigns in Dumnonia; conquers region.
  • 825 CE
    The Battle of Ellandun; Wessex defeats Mercia.
  • 826 CE
    Baldred of Kent, client king, deposed by Egbert; Egbert rules Kent with his son Aethelwulf as client king.
  • 827 CE
    Egbert of Wessex conquers Mercia.
  • 828 CE
    Egbert of Wessex conquers North Wales.
  • 829 CE
    Kingdom of Northumbria submits to Wessex.
  • 829 CE
    Egbert exiles Wiglaf of Mercia; rules Mercia directly.
  • 830 CE
    Wiglaf regains throne of Mercia; asserts Mercian autonomy.
  • 836 CE
    Egbert of Wessex loses battle with Viking Danes at Charmouth.
  • 838 CE
    Battle of Hingston Down;Egbert of Wessex defeats Dumnonia-Viking army.
  • 839 CE
    Egbert of Wessex dies; succeeded by son Aethelwulf.

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770 CE - 839 CE: Life of Egbert of Wessex.
 
 
776 CE: Kingdom of Kent defeats Mercia in battle.
 
784 CE - 785 CE: Reign of Eahlmund of Kent, Egbert's probable father.
 
 
785 CE - 802 CE: Mercia dominates Kent; rules through client kings.
 
786 CE: Beorhtric becomes king of Wessex with Mercian support; Egbert in exile in Francia.
 
786 CE - 802 CE: Beorhtric reigns as King of Wessex.
 
 
802 CE - 839 CE: Reign of Egbert, King of Wessex.
 
 
802 CE: Egbert becomes king of Wessex; probable support from Charlemagne of Francia.
 
 
815 CE - 820 CE: Egbert of Wessex campaigns in Dumnonia; conquers region.
 
 
825 CE: The Battle of Ellandun; Wessex defeats Mercia.
 
 
826 CE: Baldred of Kent, client king, deposed by Egbert; Egbert rules Kent with his son Aethelwulf as client king.
 
 
827 CE: Egbert of Wessex conquers Mercia.
 
 
828 CE: Egbert of Wessex conquers North Wales.
 
 
829 CE: Kingdom of Northumbria submits to Wessex.
 
 
829 CE: Egbert exiles Wiglaf of Mercia; rules Mercia directly.
 
 
830 CE: Wiglaf regains throne of Mercia; asserts Mercian autonomy.
 
 
836 CE: Egbert of Wessex loses battle with Viking Danes at Charmouth.
 
 
838 CE: Battle of Hingston Down;Egbert of Wessex defeats Dumnonia-Viking army.
 
 
839 CE: Egbert of Wessex dies; succeeded by son Aethelwulf.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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