"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 Egbert.

The chronicle is a a diary compiled by anonymous scribes over several years and reflects world history as they knew it.

Egbert Egbert
House of Wessex -- Reigned: 802-839 A.D.

Died: 839 A.D.

Known as the first King of All England, he was forced into exile at the court of Charlemagne, by the powerful Offa, King of Mercia.

Egbert returned to England in 802 and was recognized as king of Wessex. He defeated the rival Mercians at the battle of Ellendun in 825. In 829, the Northumbrians accepted his overlordship and he was proclaimed "Bretwalda" or sole ruler of Britain.

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