|871 - Alfred the Great of Wessex halted
the Danish conquest and defeated them at Ashdown.
875 - Ivar the Boneless died and was succeeded by his
brother Halfdene, who defeated the Mercians and became king of
which was divided into the three ridings and ruled from York.
900 - The history of this period is guesswork.
Norwegians invaded Ireland and NW Britain and no doubt this coast too.
There were it seems constant invasions and tribal inter-fighting.
937 - The King of Wessex was now Athelstan, who
achieved a decisive victory at Brunanburgh, when a coalition of Irish,
Norse, Scots and Northumbrians were defeated.
954 - Wessex under Eadred defeated Eric Bloodaxe who
was driven out of York and killed at Stainmoor.
959 - Edgar who came to the throne of Wessex and spent
the next 17 years of his reign trying to weld the states of
East Anglia and Wessex into a single body.
991 - England was threatened by attack from Olaf, King
of Norway and Svein, King of Denmark. Aethelred II of Wessex paid the
first Danegeld - protection money to buy them off.
1013 - King Svein of Denmark invaded and became King of
Northumbria. Aethelred of Wessex fled to Normandy and Svein was made
king of England.
1016 - The Danes rule England under King Canute.