The abbey of Cluny was founded by William I, Duke of Aquitaine (d.918). The abbey became the founding member of a new Order of Monks known as the Cluniacs. All of Cluny's daughter houses sent money back to the abbey and it became very rich.
Battle of Tettenhall
Edward the Elder of Wessex with help from Aethelred of Mercia defeated Danes from York at the battle of Tettenhall (Wednesfield) in Staffordshire.
Rollo, in return for land in Northern France, swore allegiance to the French king Charles III. Charles' motives were to use a settled band of Vikings in his country to help prevent more Viking attacks in the future. The hope that Charles may have had of removing the Vikings at a later date proved impossible to implement.
Death of Louis the Child
The last Carolingian ruler of Germany, Louis the Child or Louis IV, died in this year. He died without an heir . At Forchheim, the higher ranking nobles and religious leaders of the county began the process of electing a new king. They chose Duke Conrad of Franconia as the new leader.
Edward the Elder captured Nottingham from the Danes.
Bedford fortified by Edward the Elder
Around this time Edward the Elder expelled the Danes from Bedford and fortified the several towns with ditches. Bedord, Colchester, Huntingdon and Wigmore are examples of the towns whose defences were improved after the Danes left.