First invasion by the Vikings. They raided monasteries on the coast including Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumbria.
First raids on Scotland and Ireland.
Viking raids continue around the English coast
Wessex becomes the Supreme Kingdom
Great Viking Army from Denmark Invades England
Danes capture York (which the Vikings called Jorvik) and make it their kingdon (land ruled by a king)
King Ethelred, the West Saxon king, and his brother Alfred, defeat the Viking army at the Battle of Ashdown (in Berkshire).
Vikings from Denmark, Norway and Sweden settle permanently in England.
King Alfred the Great defeats the Vikings but allows them to settle in Eastern England (the Kingdoms of York and East Anglia) This area on England becomes known as Danelaw and is ruled by the Viking King Guthrum.
Eastern England (Danelaw) is conquered by the English
Vikings from Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Hebrides raid Wales, particularly the coastal monasteries.
Eric Bloodaxe, the last Viking King of Jorvik, is thrown out of York.
New Viking Raids on England
Olaf of Norway and Sven 'Forkbeard', son of the Danish king, lead an invading Danish army in an unsuccessful siege of London, and subsequently ravage the south-east.
King Canute (Cnut) of Denmark captures the English Crown