457 A. D. -- Hengist and Æsc his son fought against the Britons at the place called Cregan Ford, and there slew four thousand men; and the Britons then forsook Kent and in great terror fled to London. --- Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
458 A. D. -- A great storm was experienced at York, which blew down several houses, and killed many persons. #
467 A. D. -- Hilary establishes two libraries in the Basilica of the Lateran Palace in Rome. First mention of a Papal library.
751 A. D.- Pippin crowned King of the Franks, by Boniface, by the Order of Pope Zacharias.
754 A. D. -- St. Boniface killed by heathens at Docking (or
Dockum, per hodgkin), in Friesland:
"Forbidding his companions to resist, and merely holding up his gospel-book to ward off the sword from his grey hairs, he met his death." **
758 A. D. - Pippin, King of the Franks, dies at Paris.
774 A. D.- The Rule of the Lombards, comes to an end, when Pavia fell to Charlemagne, after a siege of 10 months. He is now styled King of the Franks and Lombards and Patrician of Rome Desiderius was the last Lombard King, and he now enters a monastery in Austrasia.
793 A. D. -- The Vikings attack and pillage Lindisfarne.
886 A. D. -- King Ælfred restored London; and all the Angle-race turned to him that were not in the bondage of the Danish men; and he then committed the burgh to the keeping of the aldorman Æthered. ---- Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
1015 A. D. -- Children were forbidden by law to be sold by their parents in England. #
1018 A. D. -- In this year the tribute was paid over all the Angle- race [to King Canute] : that was in all two and seventy thousand pounds, exclusive of what the townsmen of London paid, which was ten and a half thousand pounds. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
1346 A. D. -- A female vegetarian found in England called Jewet Meatless. The priests decided that it was not sinful to be so, since she went to Church regularly. ---- in Capgrave's Chronicle of England.