This Week in the Viking Age

This calendar will expand as the year progresses.
22 January 871Battle of Basing.
23 January 1045Marriage Edward the Confessor and Edith of Wessex.
January 770Saxons destroy the church of Saint Lebuinus
in Deventer, Frisia.
3 February 865Death of Ansgar, Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen.
3 February 1014Death of Sweyn I ‘Forkbeard’, King of Denmark
and England.
11 February 881 Coronation of Charles III ‘The Fat’, King of the
West Franks, as Holy Roman Emperor.
14 February 842 The Oaths of Strasbourg. A peace treaty between
Charles II ‘the Bald’ and Louis II ‘the German’.
14 February 1077 Excommunication of Henry IV,
Holy Roman Emperor, by the Pope.
February 880Battle of Thiméon
February 888Coronation of Odo I, King of the West Franks.

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