This calendar will expand as the year progresses.
|22 January 871||Battle of Basing.|
|23 January 1045||Marriage Edward the Confessor and Edith of Wessex.|
|January 770||Saxons destroy the church of Saint Lebuinus |
in Deventer, Frisia.
|3 February 865||Death of Ansgar, Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen.|
|3 February 1014||Death of Sweyn I ‘Forkbeard’, King of Denmark |
|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 880||Battle of Thiméon.|
|February 888||Coronation of Odo I, King of the West Franks.|
|2 March 986||Death of Lothair of France, King of the |
|2 March 1127||Murder of Charles I ‘the Good’, Count of Flanders.|
|6 March 1052||Death of Emma of Normandy. Queen of England, |
Denmark and Norway
|17 March 1040||Death of Harald I ‘Harefoot’, King of England.|
|18 March 978||Murder of Edward the Martyr, King of England.|
|21 March 867||Death of Ælla and Osberht (Northumbria) |
fighting the Vikings in York.
|22 March 871||Battle of Marton. Saxons v Vikings. |
The Vikings win.
|29 March 845||Siege of Paris. The Vikings leave with ransom |
money from the Parisians.
|3 April 1043||Coronation of Edward the Confessor as |
King of England, with support of the Vikings.
|5 April 1081||Coronation of Alexios Komnenor as |
|10 April 837||Halley’s Comet races past earth at close range.|
|11 April 882||Battle of Remich. Vikings fight the Franks.|
|15 April 1053||Death of Godwin, Earl of Wessex.|
|16 April 778||Birth of Louis I ’the Pious’ of France. |
Son of Charlemagne and Hildegard.
|16 April 1117||Murder of Magnus Erlendsson (aka Saint Magnus), |
son of the Jarl of Orkney.
|17 April 1080||Death of Harald Whetstone, son of Sweyn II |
|18 April 796||Death of Aethelred I, King of Northumbria.|
|19 April 1012||Murder of St Aelfheah (or Alphege), Archbishop |
of Canterbury, by the Danish Viking army.