Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century
- Abd-ar-rahman I lands in Spain, where the next year he will establish a new Umayyad dynasty.
- Offa deposes king Bernred of Mercia and takes the kingdom.
- Cynewulf deposes king Sebright of Wessex and takes the kingdom.
- Sudden change in style in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, from short descriptions to true short story.