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1020s in England

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Events from the 1020s in England.

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Incumbents

Monarch - Canute

Events

  • 1020
  • Rotunda of Bury St Edmunds Abbey constructed.
  • Aethelnoth enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 1021
  • 1022
  • 1023
  • Siward, a Dane, appointed Earl of Northumbria.
  • Archbishop Wulfstan II of York writes Homilies.
  • 1024
  • 1025
  • King Cnut forms an alliance with Byzantine emperor Constantine VIII.
  • 1026
  • The Battle of the Helgeå is fought off the coast of Sweden: naval forces of Cnut's North Sea Empire defeat the combined Swedish and Norwegian royal fleets.
  • 1027
  • Cnut negotiates a tax-free route for English pilgrims to Rome where at Easter (26 March) he attends the coronation of Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • Cnut invades the Kingdom of Scotland, forcing Malcolm II to pay homage.
  • Approximate date - Ealdred succeeds Lyfing as Abbot of Tavistock.
  • 1028
  • Cnut becomes King of Norway in addition to King of Denmark and England.
  • 1029
  • Births

  • 1022
  • King Harold Godwinson (died 1066)
  • 1026
  • Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria (died 1066)
  • 1027/28
  • King William I of England (died 1087)
  • Deaths

  • 1020
  • 12 June - Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1023
  • 28 May - Wulfstan II, Archbishop of York
  • References

    1020s in England Wikipedia


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