Events from the 1040s in England.
1040s in England Wikipedia
Monarch - Harold Harefoot (to 17 March 1040), Harthacanute (to 8 June 1042), Edward the Confessor1040
17 March - Harold Harefoot dies.
June - Harthacnut lands at Sandwich, Kent, and becomes King of England.
Rebellion in Worcester against Harthacnut's naval taxes.
Siward, Earl of Northumbria, murders Eadwulf III of Bamburgh with the connivance of Harthacnut, incorporating Bernicia into his Earldom of Northumbria.
Edward the Confessor returns from exile to become the heir of Harthacnut.
8 June - Harthacnut dies at a feast and is succeeded by his half-brother Edward the Confessor as King.
Encomium Emmae, a biography of Queen Emma of Normandy, is completed.
3 April - Coronation of Edward the Confessor at Winchester Cathedral.
16 November - Queen Emma accused of treason and her ally Stigand, Bishop of East Anglia, is dismissed.
Earl Leofric of Mercia founds Coventry Abbey; according to legend, his wife Godiva rides naked through the town in protest at taxes to fund the abbey.
King Edward pardons Emma and Stigand.
Marriage of King Edward and Edith of Wessex.
Earl Sweyn Godwinson is exiled after kidnapping the Abbess of Leominster during an invasion of south Wales.
Ealdred, Bishop of Worcester, leads troops on an unsuccessful punitive raid against Welsh leaders Gruffydd ap Rhydderch, Rhys ap Rhydderch and Gruffydd ap Llywelyn.
Exeter Book of poetic riddles completed.
Last Viking raid on England; unsuccessful raiders flee to Flanders.
King Edward goes to war against Flanders, blockading the English Channel with a fleet based at Sandwich.
Sweyn Godwinson returns from exile, murders his cousin, and is exiled again.
Cristina, daughter of Edward the Exile
Saint Margaret of Scotland daughter of Edgar Ætheling (died 1093)
17 March - King Harold Harefoot (born c. 1015)
14 August - King Duncan I of Scotland (born ca. 1001)
8 June - King Harthacanute (born 1018)
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