6th century Britain 500-599 CE

  • Cult of the Virgin Mary
  • England as an Heptarchy
  • Early Historical Documents and Chronicles
  • Dumnonia and Dumnonii the Kingdom and People
  • Evolution of the Anglo Saxon Chronicle
  • Ethelbert Anglo Saxon King of Kent 552-616
  • Iona heart of Celtic Christianity
  • Before the first English Kings c500 AD

Our 6th century British chronology and timelines are being created and curated but already via each century page you can quickly locate our collections for each 100 years of history. These evolve as we explore topical themes, but if you are looking for something you can’t see here then please feel free to contact us and request, Thanks for taking a look.

 

6th Century Collection

Cult of the Virgin Mary

Cult of the Virgin Mary

The Cult of the Virgin Mary is seen by many as having it’s origins in the Medieval period but the mythologizing of Mary began with Pope Gregory I. It grew as the Crusaders returned to the west and shrines and icons to the Virgin Mary appeared in churches, on the wayside and in people’s homes.

England as an Heptarchy

England as an Heptarchy

7 Kingdoms Making 1 England with Alfred uniting the enterprise and the Vikings creating the climate in which English Unification was a better option that continuing domination of the Vikings. The Kingdoms hold the key into how these regions fought and conquered and rose up against the invaders to reverse the fortunes of England and set in place what would hold until the Norman Conquest, how would we turn the corner and become one people as Bede had alluded to…

Early Historical Documents and Chronicles

Early Historical Documents and Chronicles

have you heard of Bede? Wondered how we know what happened in the Anglo Saxon Period. Got a pet interest in early history of the British and the places in which they lived worked, fought and played? Then accessing these crucial early resources will be great for you and your history interests. A brief survey will give you the overview and find out about forthcoming eBooks which will help you further utilise these resources wihtout having to read then cover to cover…

Dumnonia and Dumnonii the Kingdom and People

Dumnonia and Dumnonii the Kingdom and People

The Dumnonii were they a group of celtic tribes, already established when the Romans invaded, and only subjugated finally by Egbert of Wessex in 838…along the path to the unification of England and subsequently Britain…

Evolution of the Anglo Saxon Chronicle

Evolution of the Anglo Saxon Chronicle

The Anglo Saxon Chronicles evolved over several hundred years to become the unique resource of early historical accounts we can access online today. Read them carefully and with related documents and sources across place and time and subject and you can make some intriguing connections to the areas of history that you are interested in, find out about their origin and access them online from here…you can read the translations studya nd interpret yourself, not just rely on the layers of opinion much of which is founded on these early sources.

Ethelbert Anglo Saxon King of Kent 552-616

Ethelbert Anglo Saxon King of Kent 552-616

The King that welcomed Augustine and helped sowed the seed of Christianity as the monarchs Religion, encouraging his subjects to conversion, and the reason for the centre of the Church of England being in Cantebury.

Iona heart of Celtic Christianity

Iona heart of Celtic Christianity

Iona the centre of the development of Celtic Christianity the base with Lindisfarne from which Pagan Northumbria is converted, possible place of creation of the masterpiece and artefact of illuminated manuscript the Book of Kells leaving an enduring imprint on our history…

Before the first English Kings c500 AD

How the English monarchy emerged after the Romans left