Events from the 1080s in England.
1080s in England Wikipedia
Monarch - William I (to 9 September 1087), William II1080
14 May - William Walcher, Bishop of Durham, is killed by rebel Northumbrians; King William I sends his half-brother Odo of Bayeux to pacify Northumbria.
Autumn - William's son Robert Curthose sent to invade Scotland; reaches as far as Falkirk.
Robert Curthose builds a castle on the River Tyne; now Newcastle upon Tyne.
Osmund (bishop of Salisbury), builds Devizes Castle.
Gundulf of Rochester begins building of Rochester Cathedral.
William I, in a letter, refuses to accept Pope Gregory VII as his overlord.
William campaigns in Wales, reaching as far as St David's.
Construction of Ely Cathedral begins.
Odo of Bayeux arrested, and forfeits his Earldom and estates.
Bayeux Tapestry completed.
William faces a revolt in the province of Maine in Normandy.
Construction of Worcester Cathedral begins.
Threatened invasion from Denmark aborted after a rebellion there.
25 December - William commissions the Domesday Book.
1 August - Domesday Book is presented to William at Old Sarum.
9 September - William I dies at Rouen while on campaign in northern France; his first son Robert succeeds him as Robert II, Duke of Normandy whilst his second son succeeds him on the English throne as William II of England.
26 September - Coronation of William II at Westminster Abbey.
25 December - Odo of Bayeux re-instated as Earl of Kent.
An early fire of London destroys much of the city including St Paul's Cathedral.
April - Odo of Bayeux leads the Rebellion of 1088 against his nephew William II. The church of Gloucester Abbey is among the places laid waste in the rebellion.
July - William defeats the rebels, and exiles Odo to Normandy.
Construction of the White Tower of the Tower of London probably largely completed.
May - See of Canterbury left vacant after the death of Lanfranc.
Construction begins on Gloucester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey.
Adelard of Bath, scholar (died c. 1152)
Aubrey de Vere II, Lord Great Chamberlain (died 1141)
Henry of Huntingdon, historian (died 1160)
Gilbert of Sempringham, founder of the Gilbertine Order (died c. 1190)
14 May - William Walcher, Bishop of Durham
2 November - Matilda of Flanders, wife of King William I of England (born c. 1031, France)
9 September - William I of England (born c. 1028, Normandy)
William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey
24 May - Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury (born c. 1005, Lombardy)
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