Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 700-749

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 700-749 is in Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

715 Battle of Wanborough

722 Battle of Hehil

740 York Fire

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 702

702. This year Kenred assumed the government of the Southumbrians.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 703

703. This year died Bishop Hedda, having held the see of Winchester twenty-seven winters.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 704

704. This year Ethelred, the son of Penda, King of Mercia, entered into a monastic life, having reigned twenty-nine winters; and Cenred succeeded to the government.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 705

14 Dec 704. This year died Ealdferth, king of the Northumbrians, on the nineteenth day before the calends of January [14 Dec 704], at Driffield [Map]; and was succeeded by his son Osred (age 7). Bishop Saxulf also died the same year.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 709

709. This year died Aldhelm (age 70), who was bishop by Westwood. The land of the West-Saxons was divided into two bishoprics in the first days of Bishop Daniel; who held one whilst Aldhelm (age 70) held the other. Before this it was only one. Forthere succeeded to Aldhelm; and Ceolred succeeded to the kingdom of Mercia. And Cenred went to Rome; and Offa with him. And Cenred was there to the end of his life. The same year died Bishop Wilferth, at Oundle [Map], but his body was carried to Ripon [Map]. He was the bishop whom King Everth compelled to go to Rome.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 710

710. This year Acca (age 50), priest of Wilferth, succeeded to the bishopric that Wilferth ere held; and Alderman Bertfrith fought with the Picts between Heugh and Carau. Ina (age 40) also, and Nun his relative, fought with Grant, king of the Welsh; and the same year Hibbald was slain.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 714

714. This year died Guthlac (age 40) the holy, and King Pepin (age 79).

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 715

715. This year Ina (age 45) and Ceolred fought at Wanborough;24 [possibly Wednesbury, Staffordshire [Map], Wanborough, Wiltshire [Map] or Woden's Barrow aka Adam's Grave [Map]] and King Dagobert (age 16) departed this life.

Note 24. Wothnesbeorhge, Ethelw.; Wonsdike, Malmsb.; Wonebirih, H. Hunt; Wodnesbeorh, Flor.; Wodnesbirch, M. West. There is no reason, therefore, to transfer the scene of action to Woodbridge, as some have supposed from an erroneous reading.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 716

716. This year Osred (age 19), king of the Northumbrians, was slain near the southern borders. He reigned eleven winters after Ealdferth. Cenred then succeeded to the government, and held it two years; then Osric, who held it eleven years. This same year died Ceolred, king of the Mercians. His body lies at Lichfield [Map]; but that of Ethelred, the son of Penda, at Bardney [Map]. Ethelbald then succeeded to the kingdom of Mercia, and held it one and forty winters. Ethelbald was the son of Alwy, Alwy of Eawa, Eawa of Webba, whose genealogy is already written. The venerable Egbert (age 77) about this time converted the monks of Iona to the right faith, in the regulation of Easter, and the ecclesiastical tonsure.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 718

718. This year died Ingild (age 46), the brother of Ina (age 48). Cwenburga and Cuthburga were their sisters. Cuthburga reared the monastery of Wimburn [Map]; and, though given in marriage to Ealdferth, King of Northumberland, they parted during their lives.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 721

721. This year Bishop Daniel went to Rome; and the same year Ina (age 51) slew Cynewulf, the etheling. This year also died the holy Bishop John; who was bishop thirty-three years, and eight months, and thirteen days. His body now resteth at Beverley [Map].

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 722

722. This year Queen Ethelburga (age 49) destroyed Taunton [Map], which Ina (age 52) had formerly built; Ealdbert wandered a wretched exile in Surrey and Sussex; and Ina (age 52) fought with the South-Saxons.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 725

725. This year died Wihtred (age 55), King of Kent, on the ninth day before the calends of May, after a reign of thirty-two winters. His pedigree is above; and he was succeeded by Eadbert. Ina (age 55) this year also fought with the South-Saxons, and slew Ealdbert, the etheling, whom he had before driven into exile.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 727

727. This year died Tobias, Bishop of Rochester: and Archbishop Bertwald consecrated Aldulf bishop in his stead.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 728

728. This year Ina (age 58)25 went to Rome, and there gave up the ghost. He was succeeded in the kingdom of Wessex by Ethelhard his relative, who held it fourteen years; but he fought this same year with Oswald the etheling. Oswald was the son of Ethelbald, Ethelbald of Cynebald, Cynebald of Cuthwin, Cuthwin of Ceawlin.

Note 25. The establishment of the "English school" at Rome is attributed to Ina; a full account of which, and of the origin of "Romescot" or "Peter-pence" for the support of it, may be seen in Matthew of Westminster.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 729

729. This year appeared the comet-star, and St. Egbert (age 90) died in Iona. This year also died the etheling Oswald; and Osric was slain, who was eleven winters king of Northumberland; to which kingdom Ceolwulf succeeded, and held it eight years. The said Ceolwulf was the son of Cutha, Cutha of Cuthwin, Cuthwin of Leodwald, Leodwald of Egwald, Egwald of Ealdhelm, Ealdhelm of Occa, Occa of Ida, Ida of Eoppa. Archbishop Bertwald died this year on the ides of January. He was bishop thirty-seven winters, and six months, and fourteen days. The same year Tatwine (age 59), who was before a priest at Bredon in Mercia, was consecrated archbishop by Daniel Bishop of Winchester, Ingwald Bishop of London, Aldwin Bishop of Lichfield, and Aldulf Bishop of Rochester, on the tenth day of June. He enjoyed the archbishopric about three years.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 733

733. This year Ethelbald took Somerton; the sun was eclipsed; and Acca (age 73) was driven from his bishopric.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 734

734. This year was the moon as if covered with blood; and Archbishop Tatwine (age 64) and Bede (age 61) departed this life; and Egbert was consecrated bishop.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 735

735. This year Bishop Egbert received the pall at Rome.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 736

736. This year Archbishop Nothelm received the pall from the bishop of the Romans.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 737

737. This year Bishop Forthere and Queen Frithogitha went to Rome; and King Ceolwulf received the clerical tonsure, giving his kingdom to Edbert, his uncle's son: who reigned one and twenty winters. Bishop Ethelwold and Acca (age 77) died this year, and Cynewulf was consecrated bishop. The same year also Ethelbald ravaged the land of the Northumbrians.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 738

738. This year Eadbery, the son of Eata the son of Leodwald, succeeded to the Northumbrian kingdom, and held it one and twenty winters. Archbishop Egbert, the son of Eata, was his brother. They both rest under one porch in the city of York.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 740

740. This year died King Ethelhard; and Cuthred, his relative, succeeded to the West-Saxon kingdom, which he held fourteen winters, during which time he fought many hard battles with Ethelbald, king of the Mercians. On the death of Archbishop Nothelm, Cuthbert was consecrated archbishop, and Dunn, Bishop of Rochester. This year York [Map] was on fire.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 742

742. This year there was a large synod assembled at Cliff's-Hoo; and there was Ethelbald, king of Mercia, with Archbishop Cuthbert, and many other wise men.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 743

743. This year Ethelbald, king of Mercia, and Cuthred, king of the West-Saxons, fought with the Welsh.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 744

744. This year Daniel resigned the see of Winchester; to which Hunferth was promoted. The stars went swiftly shooting; and Wilferth the younger, who had been thirty winters Bishop of York [Note. Probably a mistake for Worcester], died on the third day before the calends of May.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 745

745. This year died Daniel. Forty-three winters had then elapsed since he received the episcopal function.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 746

746. This year was King Selred (age 37) slain.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 748

748. This year was slain Cynric, etheling of the West-Saxons; Edbert, King of Kent, died; and Ethelbert (age 23), son of King Wihtred, succeeded to the kingdom.