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1080s in England

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1080s in England

Events from the 1080s in England.

Contents

Incumbents

Monarch - William I (to 9 September 1087), William II

Events

  • 1080
  • 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.
  • 1081
  • William campaigns in Wales, reaching as far as St David's.
  • Construction of Ely Cathedral begins.
  • 1082
  • Odo of Bayeux arrested, and forfeits his Earldom and estates.
  • Bayeux Tapestry completed.
  • 1083
  • William faces a revolt in the province of Maine in Normandy.
  • 1084
  • Construction of Worcester Cathedral begins.
  • 1085
  • Threatened invasion from Denmark aborted after a rebellion there.
  • 25 December - William commissions the Domesday Book.
  • 1086
  • 1 August - Domesday Book is presented to William at Old Sarum.
  • 1087
  • 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.
  • 1088
  • 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.
  • 1089
  • May - See of Canterbury left vacant after the death of Lanfranc.
  • Construction begins on Gloucester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey.
  • Births

  • 1080
  • Adelard of Bath, scholar (died c. 1152)
  • Aubrey de Vere II, Lord Great Chamberlain (died 1141)
  • Henry of Huntingdon, historian (died 1160)
  • 1083
  • Gilbert of Sempringham, founder of the Gilbertine Order (died c. 1190)
  • Deaths

  • 1080
  • 14 May - William Walcher, Bishop of Durham
  • 1083
  • 2 November - Matilda of Flanders, wife of King William I of England (born c. 1031, France)
  • 1087
  • 9 September - William I of England (born c. 1028, Normandy)
  • 1088
  • William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey
  • 1089
  • 24 May - Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury (born c. 1005, Lombardy)
  • References

    1080s in England Wikipedia


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