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The 780s decade ran from January 1, 780, to December 31, 789.

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  • Cyneheard, brother of the late king Sigeberht, ambushes and kills his rival Cynewulf of Wessex, while he is at Meretun (now called Marten) with his mistress. The Wessex nobles refuse to recognise Cyneheard as king.
  • Cyneheard is executed and succeeded by Beorhtric, through the support of King Offa of Mercia. His rival claimant to the Wessex throne, a distant nephew of the late king Ine, named Egbert, is driven across the Channel.
  • Egbert settles at the court of Charlemagne, and learns the arts of government during his time in Gaul.[13] During his stay he meets Eadberht, a priest, who later becomes king of Kent.
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  1. ^ Cutler & Hollingsworth (1991), pp. 501–502.
  2. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 19. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5.
  3. ^ Matthias Becher (2003). Charlemagne. Yale University Press. pp. 127-. ISBN 978-0-300-10758-6.
  4. ^ Garland 1999, pp. 76–77.
  5. ^ Treadgold 1997, p. 418.
  6. ^ Runciman, Steven. "The Empress Irene the Athenian." Medieval Woman. Ed. Derek Baker. Oxford: Ecclesiastical History Society, 1978.
  7. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 51. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5.
  8. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 65. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5.
  9. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 20. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  10. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 20. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  11. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 72. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  12. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 20. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  13. ^ Kirby, Earliest English Kings, pp. 176-177.
  14. ^ Rees, Rosemary (2002). The Vikings. Heinemann. p. 45. ISBN 9781403401007.
  15. ^ Sprague, Martina (2007). Norse Warfare: The Unconventional Battle Strategies of the Ancient Vikings. Hippocrene. p. 10. ISBN 9780781811767.
  16. ^ Wales, Katie (2006). Northern English: A Social and Cultural History. Cambridge UP. p. 53. ISBN 9781139457057.
  17. ^ Treadgold 1988, p. 91.
  18. ^ Jeep (2001), pp. 5–6