This calendar will expand as the year progresses.
|January, 770||Saxons destroy the church of Saint Lebuinus |
in Deventer, Frisia.
|16 April 778||Birth of Louis I ’the Pious’ of France. Son |
of Charlemagne and Hildegard.
|18 April 796||Death of Æthelred I, King of Northumbria.|
|8 July 810||Death of Pepin, son of Charlemagne.|
|17 July 819||Feast of Saint Kenelm of Mercia.|
|13 June 823||Birth of Charles II ‘the Bald’, King of the West Franks |
and Italy, Holy Roman Emperor.
|10 April 837||Halley’s Comet races past earth at the closest range |
|13 June 839||Birth of Charles III ‘the Fat’, King of the West Franks |
and Aquitane, King of Italy and Holy Roman Emperor.
|25 June 841||Battle of Fontenoy.|
|14 February 842||The Oaths of Strasbourg.|
|24 June 843||Viking Raid on Nantes.|
|29 March 845||Siege of Paris.|
|3 February 865||Death of Ansgar, Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen.|
|2 July 866||Battle of Brissarthe.|
|21 March 867||Death of Ælla of Northumbria and Osberht of |
|22 January 871||Battle of Basing.|
|22 March 871||Battle of Marton.|
|23 April 871||Death of Æthelred I, King of Wessex.|
|February 880||Battle of Thiméon.|
|Coronation of Charles III ‘The Fat’, King of the |
West Franks as Holy Roman Emperor.
|11 April 882||Battle of Remich. Vikings fight the Franks.|
|June 885||Murder of Gudfred, Duke of Frisia.|
|February 888||Coronation of Odo I, King of the West Franks.|
|30 June 888||Death of Æthelred, Archbishop of Canterbury.|
|8 June 900||Coronation of Edward ‘the Elder’, son of |
Alfred the Great.
|20 July 911||Siege of Chartres. Rollo Lodbrok and his Viking |
army fight the Franks.
|12 June 918||Death of Æthelflæd, Lady of Mercia, daughter |
of Alfred the Great.
|15 June 923||Death of Robert I, King of the Franks.|
|17 July 924||Death of Edward the Elder, King of England.|
|12 July 927||Treaty between Scots and Anglo-Saxons.|
|7 June 929||Death of Ælfthryth, Countess of Flanders and |
daughter of Alfred the Great.
|2 July 936||Death of Henry ‘the Fowler’, King of East Francia.|
|2 July 936||Coronation of Otto I as King of East Francia.|
|May 941||Rus’-Byzantine War. Igor I of Kiev fights the |
Byzantines. The Byzantines win.
|26 May 946||Death of Edmund I, King of England.|
|2 June 958||Death of Oda ‘the Good’, Archbishop of Canterbury.|
|15 June 960||Death of St Eadburh of Winchester.|
|6 May 973||Birth of Henry II, known as Saint Henry the Exuberant, |
later Holy Roman Emperor.
|7 May 973||Death of Otto I, King of the East Franks and Holy |
|11 May 973||Coronation of Edgar the Peaceable, King of England.|
|8 July 975||Death of Edgar the Peaceable, king of England.|
|18 March 978||Assassination of Edward the Martyr, King of England.|
|April 978||Coronation of Æthelred the Unready, son of Edgar the |
Peaceable, crowned King of England.
|2 March 986||Death of Lothair of France, King of the West Franks.|
|3 July 987||Coronation of Hugh Capet as King of the Franks.|
|21 May 996||Coronation of Otto III as Holy Roman Emperor.|
|4 May 1008||Birth of Henry I, later King of England.|
|5 May 1010||Battle of Ringmere. An East Anglian fyrd fights Sweyn |
Forkbeard. The Danes win.
|19 April 1012||Murder of St Aelfheah (or Alphege), Archbishop of |
Canterbury, by the Danish Viking army.
|3 February 1014||Death of Sweyn I ‘Forkbeard’, King of Denmark and |
|23 April 1014||Battle of Clontarf. Brian Boru against Irish and |
Norsemen. Boru wins and dies.
|23 April 1014||Death of Sigurd the Stout, Earl of the Orkneys, at |
the battle of Clontarf.
|15 July 1015||Death of Vladimir the Great, Grand Prince of Kiev.|
|23 April 1016||Death of King Æthelred II ‘the Unready’, King of |
|23 April 1016||Coronation of Edmund Ironside as King of England. |
Son of Æthelred the Unready.
|9 May 1016||Battle of Brentford. Cnut the Great fights Edmund |
Ironside. The Anglo-Saxons wins.
|19 May 1016||Cnut the Great, son of Sweyn Forkbeard, successfully |
|28 May 1023||Death of Wulfstan II ‘Lupus’, Archbishop of York.|
|19 May 1024||Death of Alcuin of York who was famous for his |
letters about the attack on Lindisfarne.
|13 July 1024||Death of Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor.|
|3 July 1035||William the Conqueror succeeds his father as Duke |
|29 June 1036||Marriage of Henry III of Germany and Gunhild, the |
daughter of Cnut the Great and Emma of Normandy.
|18 July 1038||Death of Gunhild, daughter of Cnut the Great and |
Emma of Normandy, wife of Henry III of Germany.
|17 March 1040||Death of Harald Harefoot, King of England.|
|June 1040||Emma of Normandy and her son Harthacnut, King |
of Denmark, return to England after Harald
|June 1040||Coronation of Harthacnut III, son of Cnut the |
Great, as King of England.
|8 June 1042||Death of Harthacnut, the last Scandinavian ruler |
|3 April 1043||Coronation of Edward the Confessor as King of |
England with support of the Vikings.
|23 January 1045||Marriage of Edward the Confessor and Edith of |
|6 March 1052||Death of Emma of Normandy. Queen of England, |
Denmark and Norway. Wife of Aethelred II ‘The
Unready’ and Cnut I ‘The Great’.
|23 May 1052||Birth of Philip I, King of France.|
|15 April 1053||Death of Godwin, Earl of Wessex.|
|23 April 1066||Halley’s Comet visible. Embroidered on the |
|11 May 1068||Coronation of Matilda of Flanders, wife of William |
the Conqueror, as Queen of England.
|28 April 1076||Death of Magnus II, King of Norway.|
|14 February 1077||Excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman |
Emperor, by the Pope.
|14 July 1077||The Bayeux Tapestry goes on its first display at |
the dedication of Bayeux Cathedral.
|Coronation of Cnut II ‘the Holy’ as King of Denmark.|
|17 April 1080||Death of Harald Whetstone, son of Sweyn II of |
|29 June 1080||Treaty of Ceprano. Peace between the Pope and |
the Normans after the Norman conquest of southern
|5 April 1081||Coronation of Alexios Komnenor as Byzantine |
|10 July 1086||Murder of Cnut the Holy, king of Denmark.|
|June-July 1098||Battle of Anglesey Sound. Magnus ‘Barefoot’ fights |
the Anglo-Saxon (Normans). Magnus wins.
|10 July 1103||Death of Erik I, King of Denmark.|
|16 April 1117||Murder of Magnus Erlendsson (aka Saint Magnus), |
son of the Jarl of Orkney.
|2 March 1127||Murder of Charles I ‘the Good’, Count of Flanders.|
|4 June 1134||Death of Magnus I, King of Sweden.|
|15 June 1184||Death of Magnus V Erlingsson, King of Norway.|