Yule Lads have all left!
By January 6, all the Yule lads will have left and returned to their home again – leaving their tricks and naughtiness for the next Christmas…
793 – Raid on Lindisfarne
The Viking attack that raised the fury of the medieval Anglo-Saxons.
|Read on The Viking Age Archive – Lindisfarne Island|
1017 – Cnut the Great
After Cnut‘s successful invasion of England, the English nobles accept him as their overlord on this day. His coronation, though, would only take place at Christmas.
1066 – Coronation of Harold II Godwinsson
Before Edward the Confessor passed, he chose Harold as his successor. Whereas the coronation often took place much later than the start of a reign, in this case, Harold made sure he was crowned literally the day after Edward died. The haste was significant.
|See the fine article on HistoryHit.|