On This Day

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.