"Chronologia Anglo-Saxonica," or "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle," was first published at Cambridge, England, in 1644 by Professor Wheloc and was less than 62 pages, exclusive of the Latin appendix.
An improved edition by Edmund Gibson, later Bishop of London, was printed at Oxford in 1692 and has nearly four times the quantity of the former; but is very far from being the entire chronicle. Ingram's edition of 1823 relies on Wheloc, Gibson, and original text, but modernizes language and summarizes footnotes. Ingram's edition, a chronology beginning in 1 A.D., describes how England was ruled before 802 A.D.
The chronicle is a a diary compiled by anonymous scribes over several years and reflects world history as they knew it.
House of Wessex -- Reigned: 866-871 A.D.
Died: 871 A.D.
Anglo-Saxon king of Wessex, and son of King Ęthelwulf, who ruled England during a time of great pressure from the invading Danes.
He was an affable man, devoutly religious and the older brother of Alfred the Great, his second-in-command in the resistance against the invaders. Together, they defeated the Danish kings Bagseg and Halfdan at the battle of Ashdown in 870.
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