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Centuries: 6th century - 7th century - 8th century
- The Persians capture Alexandria.
- Eadbald succeeds Ethelbert as king of Kent.
- Aethelfrith of Northumbria defeats the army of Powys
- Aethelfrith meets Rædwald and the army of East Anglia in the Battle of the River Idle, is slain by Raedwald, which establishes his claim as Bretwalda.
- Edwin becomes king of Deira
- Adaloald succeeds his father Agilulf as king of the Lombards (approximate date)