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 881Coronation of Charles III ‘The Fat’, King of the
West Franks, as Holy Roman Emperor.
14 February 842The Oaths of Strasbourg. A peace treaty between
Charles II ‘the Bald’ and Louis II ‘the German’.
14 February 1077Excommunication of Henry IV,
Holy Roman Emperor, by the Pope.
February 880Battle of Thiméon
February 888Coronation of Odo I, King of the West Franks.
2 March 986Death of Lothair of France, King of the
West Franks.
2 March 1127Murder of Charles I ‘the Good’, Count of Flanders.
6 March 1052Death of Emma of Normandy. Queen of England,
Denmark and Norway
17 March 1040Death of Harald I ‘Harefoot’, King of England.
18 March 978Murder of Edward the Martyr, King of England.
21 March 867Death of Ælla and Osberht (Northumbria)
fighting the Vikings in York.
22 March 871Battle of Marton. Saxons v Vikings.
The Vikings win.
29 March 845Siege of Paris. The Vikings leave with ransom
money from the Parisians.
3 April 1043Coronation of Edward the Confessor as
King of England, with support of the Vikings.
5 April 1081Coronation of Alexios Komnenor as
Byzantine Emperor.
10 April 837Halley’s Comet races past earth at close range.
11 April 882Battle of Remich. Vikings fight the Franks.
15 April 1053Death of Godwin, Earl of Wessex.
16 April 778Birth of Louis I ’the Pious’ of France.
Son of Charlemagne and Hildegard.
16 April 1117Murder of Magnus Erlendsson (aka Saint Magnus),
son of the Jarl of Orkney.
17 April 1080Death of Harald Whetstone, son of Sweyn II
of Denmark.
18 April 796Death of Aethelred I, King of Northumbria.
19 April 1012Murder of St Aelfheah (or Alphege), Archbishop
of Canterbury, by the Danish Viking army.

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