Early medieval English history traditionally starts with Hengest and Horsa and their three ships invading Britain in the mid-fifth century, and ends with King Harold falling with an arrow in his eye in 1066. These pages fill in some gaps.

On this day:
April 12, 627: Conversion of King Edwin of Northumbria

What's here:
Questions (starting with some basics)
Timeline (also searchable by year (450) or range (871-902) from the box at top right)
Anniversaries (October 14 was the Battle of Hastings, but what else?)
People (who really was Erik Bloodaxe, or Æthelred the Unready?)
Maps (various scales, and from 700 to 1000)
Literature (texts and translations of The Wanderer, The Seafarer, Deor, and Hávamál)