On This Day

Feast of Lebuinus. 1035 – Death of Cnut the Great 1035 – Coronation of Harald…
Gormánuðr – start of the winter season 886 – End of the Siege of Paris
778 – Battle of Roncevaux Pass 946 – Coronation of Eadred I 1038 – Death…
939 – Battle of Trans-la-Forêt 984 – Death of bishop Æthelwold.
1017 – Marriage of Cnut the Great and Emma of Normandy 1086 – Olaf Hunger…
796 – Death of Offa of Mercia 1030 – Battle of Stiklestad
1077 – Bayeux tapestry on display for first time in Bayeux Cathedral.
1086 – Murder of Cnut the Holy. 1103 – Death of Erik I of Denmark.
810, Death of Pepin, son of Charlemagne. 975, Death of Edgar the Peaceable.
987 – Coronation of Hugh Capet. 1035 – William the Conqueror becomes Duke of Normandy.
866 – Battle of Brissarthe 936 – Death of Henry the Fowler
885 – Murder of Gudfred, Duke of Frisia. 1040 – Coronation of Harthacnut III as…
843 – Viking Raid on Nantes 888 – Odo I defeats the Vikings
923 – Death of Robert I, King of the Franks. 960 – Death of St…
823 – Birth of Charles the Bald 839 – Birth of Charles the Fat
900 – Coronation of Edward the Elder 1042 – Death of Harthacnut
1023 – Death of Wulfstan II ‘Lupus’, Archbishop of York.
1024 – Death of Alcuin of York. 1051 – Marriage of Henry I of France.
973 – Coronation of Edgar the Peaceful. 1068 – Coronation of Matilda of Flanders.
778 – Birth of Louis the Pious. 1117 – Murder of Saint Magnus.
837 – Halley’s Comet races past earth at the closest range ever.
1043 – Coronation of Edward the Confessor, King of England.