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Sherwood Viking Spring Thing

Documents

Authenticity summary for very early period kit

The year 874

Rough guide to the situation in 874

Rough situation at beginning of AD 874
ColourKingdom
Colour for AlbaAlba
Colour for East AngliaEast Anglia
Colour for FortriuFortriu
Colour for Great Heathan ArmyGreat Heathan Army
Colour for GwyneddGwynedd
Colour for MerciaMercia
Colour for NorwayNorway
Colour for NorthumbriaNorthumbria
Colour for StrathclydeStrathclyde
Colour for WessexWessex
Colour for AlbaAlba
Colour for East AngliaEast Anglia
Colour for FortriuFortriu
Colour for Great Heathan ArmyGreat Heathan Army
Colour for GwyneddGwynedd
Colour for MerciaMercia
Colour for NorwayNorway
Colour for NorthumbriaNorthumbria
Colour for StrathclydeStrathclyde
Colour for WessexWessex

Alba

The ruler of Alba was King Constantine I (Constantine the Wine-Bountiful), who had ruled since 862 and would continue to do so until 877.

Mercia

The ruler of Mercia at the beginning of 874 was King Burgræd, who had ruled since 842. This year, King Ceolwulf II would take over.

Strathclyde

The ruler of Strathclyde at this time was likely to have been King Rhun map Arthgal.

Image of King Ælfræd
King Ælfræd of Wessex

Wessex

The ruler of Wessex was King Ælfræd (Alfred the Great), who had ruled since 871 and would continue to do so until 899.