The Anglo-Saxons

The Anglo-Saxon era was perdominated by clan warfare and an unstable aliance of some clans. From this era, the stories of King Arthur and the knights of the round table.

 The following list for Kings of England durring this era are more Clan Chiefs than kings as you typically think them:


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871-899

Alfred the Great

King of Wessex and later the Anglo-Saxons

899-924

Edward the Elder

King of the Anglo-Saxons

924-939

Æthelstan

King of England

(won the Battle of Brunanburh)

939-946

Edmund

King of England

(stabbed at Pucklechurch)

946-955

Eadred

King of England

955-959

Eadwig All-Fair

King of England

(divided kingdom with Edgar 957)

957-975

Edgar the Peacemaker

King of

 England

975-978

Edward the Martyr

King of England

(killed @ Corfe by supporters of Æthelred)

978-1016

Æthelred the Unready

King of England (1013-1014 exiled to Normandy)

1016-1016

Edmund Ironsides

Æthelred’s son

(disputed kingship with Cnut)

1016-1035

Canute the Great

King of England (Danish king)

1035-1037

Harold Harefoot & Harthacnut

ruled jointly

1037-1040

Harold Harefoot

King of England

1040-1041

Harthacunt

King of England

1041-1042

Harthancunt &

Edward the Confessor

ruled jointly

1042-1066

Edward the Confessor

King of England

1066-1066

Harold Godwinesson

King of England (legend has it he was shot in the eye with a Norman arrow and killed during the final moments of the Battle of Hastings)