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Wallingford Museum Saxon Day

Documents

Authenticity summary for early period kit

The year 950

Rough guide to the situation in 950

Rough situation at beginning of AD 950
ColourKingdom
Colour for AlbaAlba
Colour for DeheubarthDeheubarth
Colour for EnglandEngland
Colour for GwyneddGwynedd
Colour for JórvíkJórvík
Colour for MorayMoray
Colour for NorwayNorway
Colour for StrathclydeStrathclyde
Colour for AlbaAlba
Colour for DeheubarthDeheubarth
Colour for EnglandEngland
Colour for GwyneddGwynedd
Colour for JórvíkJórvík
Colour for MorayMoray
Colour for NorwayNorway
Colour for StrathclydeStrathclyde

Alba

The ruler of Alba was King Malcolm I (Malcolm the Dangerous Red), who had ruled since 943 and would continue to do so until 954.

Deheubarth

The ruler of Deheubarth at the beginning of 950 was King Hywel ap Cadell ap Rhodri (Hywel the Good), who had ruled since 920. This year, King Owain ap Hywel ap Cadell would take over.

Image of King Eadræd
King Eadræd of England

England

The ruler of England was King Eadræd, who had ruled since 946 and would continue to do so until 955.

Gwynedd

King Iago ab Idwal together with his brother King Idwal ab Idwal (Idwal the Junior) until Iago imprisoned him to rule alone.

Jórvík

The ruler of Jórvík was King Olaf Sigtryggsson, who had ruled since 949 and would continue to do so until 952.

Strathclyde

The ruler of Strathclyde at this time was likely to have been King Dyfnwal map Owain.