BRITONS, ANGLO-SAXONS AND VIKINGS IN WEST YORKSHIRE -TIME LINE
Sources of Evidence
Late Roman Britain
The British Kingdom of Elmet
Anglo-Saxon West Yorkshire
Religion in the Anglo Saxon and Viking period
Viking Rule in West Yorkshire
The impact of the Norman conquest
Constantine the Great proclaimed Emperor at York
Constantine converts to Christianity
Mid-4th century establishment of signal stations on Yorkshire coast to warn against raiding Anglo-Saxons
Late 4th century
Refortification of Roman Towns
Generally accepted as the date of the end of Roman Britain
. In this year the Britons wrote to the Emperor Honorius requesting help - it was refused.
The Alleluia Victory
Ida establishes the Kingdom of Northumbria
St Augustine lands in England on his mission to convert the pagan Anglo-Saxons to Christianity
King Edwin of Northumbria conquers the British Kingdom of Elmet
St Paulinus arrives in the North and begins to convert the Northumbrians
The Battle of Hatfield Chase in which King Edwin is killed by Penda of Mercia.
Battle of Winwaed (West Yorkshire?) in which Penda is slain
The Synod of Whitby at which the Northumbrians agree to adopt Roman Catholic Christianity
The Venerable Bede finishes Ecclesiastical History of the English People.
The Landing of the Great Viking Army.
The rule of Alfred the Great in Wessex and the increasingly effective fightback against the Viking invaders by the English
The battle of Brunnanburh in which Aethelstan defeats a combined army of Vikings and Scots.
This ensures his rule of the whole of England. He becomes the first to use the title 'King of England'.
The Northumbrian nobles swear allegiance to King Eadred of England at Tanshelf (later known as Pontefract)
The Northumbrians ambush King Eadred on the River crossing at Castleford.
Death of Eric Bloodaxe, last Viking king of York.
Battles of Fulford, Stamford Bridge (both in Yorkshire) and of Hastings
Domesday Survey compiled for William the Conqueror