King Egbert of Wessex Timeline

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  • c. 770 - 839
    Life of Egbert of Wessex.
  • c. 776
    Kingdom of Kent defeats Mercia in battle.
  • 784 - 785
    Reign of Eahlmund of Kent, Egbert's probable father.
  • 785 - 802
    Mercia dominates Kent; rules through client kings.
  • 786
    Beorhtric becomes king of Wessex with Mercian support; Egbert in exile in Francia.
  • 786 - 802
    Beorhtric reigns as King of Wessex.
  • 802 - 839
    Reign of Egbert, King of Wessex.
  • 802
    Egbert becomes king of Wessex; probable support from Charlemagne of Francia.
  • c. 805 - c. 839
    King Egberht married Frankish Princess, Redburga who bore him two sons and one daughter.
  • c. 815 - 820
    Egbert of Wessex campaigns in Dumnonia; conquers region.
  • 825
    The Battle of Ellandun; Wessex defeats Mercia.
  • 826
    Baldred of Kent, client king, deposed by Egbert; Egbert rules Kent with his son Aethelwulf as client king.
  • 827
    Egbert of Wessex conquers Mercia.
  • 828
    Egbert of Wessex conquers North Wales.
  • 829
    Kingdom of Northumbria submits to Wessex.
  • 829
    Egbert exiles Wiglaf of Mercia; rules Mercia directly.
  • 830
    Wiglaf regains throne of Mercia; asserts Mercian autonomy.
  • 836
    Egbert of Wessex loses battle with Viking Danes at Charmouth.
  • 838
    Battle of Hingston Down;Egbert of Wessex defeats Dumnonia-Viking army.
  • 839
    Egbert of Wessex dies; succeeded by son Aethelwulf.