J.H. Garner Genealogy Database

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  • ID: I4121
  • Name: Halfdan Ragnarssøn "White Shirt" KING OF DUBLIN 1
  • Name: Halfdan "White Shirt" RAGNARSSØN
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 31 MAY 2009
  • Death: 0877
  • Event: Accedence 0875
  • Note: Acceded as King of Dublin
  • Birth: ABT 0816 2
  • Event: Note 0875
  • Note: Originally inhabited by neolithic tribes and then by the Picts, Orkney was invaded and finally annexed by Norway in 875 and settled by the Norse. 3
  • Event: Note 0865
  • Note: He landed on the east coast of England with his brothers.
  • Event: Note 0869
  • Note: Conquered Northumbria & East Anglia with his brothers.
  • Event: Note 0869 Hoxne, Suffolk, England
  • Note: He slew Edmund of East Anglia in a barbarous fashion for refusing to renounce his Christian faith.
  • Event: Note 0874
  • Note: Initiated collapse of Mercia & forced Burghred to flee. 4
  • Event: Note 0874
  • Note: Established himself in the north upon the Tyne River. Continued the conquest of Strathclyde & the Lothians. 5
  • Event: Note 0876
  • Note: Settled the Danish conquests, with legal titles to property. First to give clear impression that conquests would assumed to be permanent. 6



    Father: Ragnar LODBROCK b: AFT 0775
    Mother: Aslaug SIGURDSDÓTTIR b: ABT 0779

    Sources:
    1. Title: University of Hull Royal Database (England), Url: http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/genealogy/royal/
      Abbrev: University of Hull Royal DB
      Author: bct@tardis.ed.ac.uk, Compiler: Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science
      Publication: University of Hull, Hull, UK HU6 7RX, 1994, 1995, 1996
      Note:
      Usually reliable but sometimes includes hypothetical lines, mythological figures, etc.
    2. Title: Chronological birthyear estimator
      Abbrev: chronological estimator
      Note:
      Chronological age estimator based on child's birthdate minus 20-25 years (for females), minus 30-35 years (for males) or minus a set # of years in those cases where an ancestor's birth date is known & a descendants' birth date is known (i.e. if five generations are known to have elapsed in a 150 year time interval, then the estimator is used for each generation, every 30 years). Also used for societies where children generally did not accede to kingships, etc., ascension date minus 30 years. Also used based on a known spousal birthdate, i.e. -2-4 years for females, +2-4 years for males.
    3. Title: Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, Url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
      Abbrev: Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia
    4. Title: Fighting Kings of Wessex
      Abbrev: Fighting Kings of Wessex
      Author: G.P. Baker
      Publication: Combined Books, Conshohocken, PA, 1996
    5. Title: Fighting Kings of Wessex
      Abbrev: Fighting Kings of Wessex
      Author: G.P. Baker
      Publication: Combined Books, Conshohocken, PA, 1996
      Page: p 141, 142
    6. Title: Fighting Kings of Wessex
      Abbrev: Fighting Kings of Wessex
      Author: G.P. Baker
      Publication: Combined Books, Conshohocken, PA, 1996
      Page: p 142
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