Adam of Bremen

  Life Family Events Adam of Bremen ? Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum (1072) before 1050 – 1081/1085 F: ? M: ? Director of the Cathedral School, See of Bremen-Hamburg (1069) Sources: Academia, Britannica, History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen.

Alfred the Great

Life Family Events Alfred the Great, Alfred I, Ælfred House of Wessex Battle of Edington (878) c. 849 – 26 October 899 Æthelwulf of Wessex Osburga Treaty of Alfred and Guthrum (after 878) King of West-Saxons (871 – 886) King of the Anglo-Saxons (871-899) Ealhswith (868) The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Æthelflæd, Eadmund, Eadweard, Elfreda, Æthelgiva, Ælfthryth, Æthelweard Sources: BBC History, Brittannica,, Wikipedia

Badorf Ware

Also known as ‘Continental Wheel-Thrown Pottery’, mainly yellow and later red in colour and produced in the Cologne area, Germany in the eighth and ninth centuries. Found in the Netherlands, England and Denmark. See: Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology, pp. 51 and Things from the Town edited by Dagfinn Skre, page 301 and Oxford Reference.


Latin term for ‘fort’. Used for the smaller forts of the Roman Empire. The diminutive form of castrum. The frontiers of the Roman Empire had many castella as a line of defense. One of them is Levefanum near Wijk bij Duurstede, the Netherlands. This is in the same location as the early medieval trade town of Dorestad. For more information, see Livius. A castellum aquae was a water reservoir in Roman times, where water would be distributed to fountains, public baths and houses. A wonderful site for more information is: Roman Aquaducts. Related Entry:

Charles the Simple

Life Family Events Charles III of France Carolingian Dynasty Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte (911) 879 – 929 F: Louis the Stammerer M: Adelaide of Paris Revolt Frankish nobles (921) King of West Francia (898-929) King of Lotharingia (911 until 919/23) 1. Frederuna (c. 907-917) 2. Eadgifu of Wessex (919) Treaty of Bonn (921) Frederuna: Ermentrude, Frederuna, Adelaide, Gisela, Rotrude, Hildegarde. Eadgifu: Louis IV of France Deposed as King of the West Franks (922) Battle of Soisson (923) Sources:, Britannica, Larousse, After Empire.