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1060s in England

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Events from the '1060s in Walesm



Monarch - Edward the Confessor (to 5 January 1066), Harold Godwinson (to 14 October 1066), Edgar the Ætheling (to 10 December 1066), William I


  • 1060
  • Dedication of Waltham Abbey.
  • Rebuilding of Westminster Abbey substantially completed.
  • 1061
  • King Malcolm III of Scotland raids Northumbria.
  • 1062
  • Edwin becomes Earl of Mercia.
  • Saint Wulfstan consecrated as Bishop of Worcester.
  • Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex, launches an invasion of Wales, raiding Rhuddlan.
  • 1063
  • Harold captures Gwynedd.
  • Welsh prince Gruffydd ap Llywelyn killed by his own men; English receive tribute from northern Wales, although the south remains independent.
  • 1064
  • Harold Godwinson marries Ealdgyth, daughter of Ælfgar, Earl of Mercia, and widow of Welsh ruler Gruffydd ap Llywelyn.
  • Harold Godwinson is shipwrecked at Ponthieu, Normandy, and taken captive by Count Guy.
  • Harold pays homage to William, Duke of Normandy and helps him in an invasion of Brittany.
  • 1065
  • 3 October - Northumbrian rebels capture York, outlaw Harold's brother, Tostig Godwinson, and choose Morcar of Northumbria as their new earl.
  • 28 December - Westminster Abbey consecrated.
  • Wilton Abbey consecrated.
  • 1066
  • 5 January - King Edward the Confessor dies.
  • 6 January
  • Edward the Confessor buried in Westminster Abbey.
  • Harold Godwinson chosen by the Witenagemot to be king over Edward's nephew, Edgar the Ætheling, who is aged only around 15. Harold is crowned this day, probably in Westminster Abbey.
  • c. January - Harold marries Ealdgyth, daughter of Earl Ælfgar, and widow of Welsh ruler Gruffydd ap Llywelyn.
  • May - Tostig Godwinson attempts to invade England, landing on the Isle of Wight and in Kent, but is forced to return to Scotland.
  • 20 September - Battle of Fulford: Harald III of Norway, accompanied by Tostig Godwinson, invades England and defeats the English forces led by Morcar of Northumbria and Edwin, Earl of Mercia, in Yorkshire.
  • 25 September - Battle of Stamford Bridge: King Harold II of England defeats and kills both Harald III of Norway and Tostig.
  • 28 September - William, Duke of Normandy ("William the Conqueror") lands an invasion force near Pevensey. King Harold marches south to meet him.
  • 14 October
  • Battle of Hastings: William defeats and kills Harold.
  • Edgar the Ætheling proclaimed King by a Witenagemot in London but submits to William some weeks later at Berkhamsted.
  • Late October or early December - Stigand, Archbishop of Canterbury, submits to William at Wallingford.
  • 25 December - Coronation of William I of England in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1067
  • December - William suppresses a revolt in Exeter and begins construction of Rougemont Castle there.
  • Edgar the Ætheling flees to Scotland with his family.
  • Construction of Winchester Castle.
  • 1068
  • Morcar leads a revolt in Northumbria, but William defeats the rebels at York.
  • William orders the construction of new castles at Warwick, Nottingham, Lincoln, Huntingdon, Cambridge, and York.
  • 1069
  • 28 January - Northumbrians kill the new Norman earl of Northumbria, Robert de Comines, at Durham and attack York.
  • King Sweyn II of Denmark lands a fleet in the Humber in support of the rebels, and burns York, destroying the old Minster.
  • At Stafford, William swiftly defeats a rebellion led by Edwin of Mercia.
  • Winter of 1069–1070 - Harrying of the North: William quells rebellions in the North of England.
  • Births

  • 1064
  • Robert Fitz Richard, landowner (died 1136)
  • 1068
  • Henry I of England (died 1135)
  • Deaths

  • 1066
  • 5 January - King Edward the Confessor (born c. 1004)
  • 25 September - Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria (born c. 1026)
  • 14 October (at the Battle of Hastings)
  • Harold Godwinson (King Harold II) (born c. 1022)
  • Leofwine Godwinson brother of King Harold (born c. 1035)
  • Gyrth Godwinson brother of King Harold (born c. 1032)
  • 1067
  • Possible date - Lady Godiva (Godgifu), noblewoman, landowner and benefactress (born by c. 1010)
  • 1069
  • 11 September - Aldred, Archbishop of York
  • References

    1060s in England Wikipedia