Events from the '1060s in Walesm
1060s in England Wikipedia
Monarch - Edward the Confessor (to 5 January 1066), Harold Godwinson (to 14 October 1066), Edgar the Ætheling (to 10 December 1066), William I1060
Dedication of Waltham Abbey.
Rebuilding of Westminster Abbey substantially completed.
King Malcolm III of Scotland raids Northumbria.
Edwin becomes Earl of Mercia.
Saint Wulfstan consecrated as Bishop of Worcester.
Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex, launches an invasion of Wales, raiding Rhuddlan.
Harold captures Gwynedd.
Welsh prince Gruffydd ap Llywelyn killed by his own men; English receive tribute from northern Wales, although the south remains independent.
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.
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.
5 January - King Edward the Confessor dies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Fitz Richard, landowner (died 1136)
Henry I of England (died 1135)
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)
Possible date - Lady Godiva (Godgifu), noblewoman, landowner and benefactress (born by c. 1010)
11 September - Aldred, Archbishop of York
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