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A.D. 534 . This year died Cerdic, the first king of the West-
Saxons. Cynric his son succeeded to the government, and reigned
afterwards twenty-six winters. And they gave to their two
nephews, Stuff and Wihtgar, the whole of the Isle of Wight.
A.D. 538 . This year the sun was eclipsed, fourteen days before
the calends of March, from before morning until nine.
A.D. 540 . This year the sun was eclipsed on the twelfth day
before the calends of July; and the stars showed themselves full
nigh half an hour over nine.
Originally posted by ironorchid
reply to post by loam
Sorry for the one-liner, but wasn't this mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle?
Either that or Bede's Historiam ecclesiasticam.