Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 888 and 889

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles are a collection of annals in Old English, chronicling historical events in early medieval England. While the earliest recorded date is 60BC, the original manuscript was likely composed in the late 9th century during the reign of Alfred the Great (r. 871–899). However, all nine surviving versions are copies which were updated independently in various monasteries across England.

Since the chronicles were updated independently, they do not always record the same events, and in some cases they record events differently. Most copies end after 1079, only the Peterborough Chronicle continues after this, ending with an unfinished entry for 1154.

The following is an excerpt from f.38r of British Museum, Cotton MS.Tiberius B, also known as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle D or The Worcester Chronicle. It includes the complete entries for the year 888 and 889.

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