Events occurring at some time during this year 
York falls to Eadred 
Episode: Viking Invasions
Eadred defeated Eric Bloodaxe the Dane that had ruled the kingdom of York on and off for several years. Eric was killed and Eadred took control of the kingdom of York. Eadred nominated Oswulf as the new ruler of Northumbria.

 

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Eadred dies 
Eadred died at an early age possibly due to a digestive illness. He was followed by Eadwig.

Eadwig becomes King of England. 
Eadwig became the King of England after the death of Eadred, his uncle.

 

Events occurring at some time during this year 
Dunstan sent into exile 
Eadwig sent Dunstan into exile. The reason for this is that Dunstan had caught Eadwig and Aelgifu together before they were married and at a time when Eadwig should have been attending an important meeting. Dunstan must have upset Eadwig at this point and was sent into exile.

Jan 26  -  Coronation of Eadwig 
Eadwig's coronation took place at Kingston-upon-Thames.

 

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Disputed rule 
Conflicts between the brothers Eadwig and Edgar were resolved and the agreement between the two resulted in the lands of England being split. Edgar took control of lands to the north of the Thames, including Mercia and Northumbria, while Eadwig retained Wessex, the lands to the south of the river.

 

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Aefsige becomes Archbishop of Canterbury 
Aefsige became Archbishop of Canterbury.

Beorhthelm becomes Archbishop of Canterbury 
Beorhthelm became Archbishop of Canterbury.

Oct 1  -  Edgar becomes King of England 
At the death of Eadwig, Edgar became King of England. He appointed Dunstan Archbishop of Canterbury.

 

Events occurring at some time during this year 
Dunstan becomes Archbishop of Canterbury 
Dunstan became Archbishop of Canterbury.

Katla Volcano Eruption 
Eruption of the large Icelandic volcano.

 

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St. Paul's burns down 
The church of St. Paul's built by Ethelbert burnt down this year.

 

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Benedictines at Winchester 
At the bidding of St. Dunstan Benedictine monks moved from the Abbey of Abingdon to Winchester. Work began on a new Saxon church on the site.

 

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Consecration of Peterborough Abbey 
Dunstan, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Oswald, the Archbishop of York, consecrated the abbey at Peterborough in the presence of King Edgar.

Pershore Abbey charter confirmed 
The rule of Benedictine was introduced to the abbey by St Oswald, the Bishop of Worcester. King Edgar confirmed the estates that the abbey owned.

 

Events occurring at some time during this year 
Edgar's water-pageant 
Edgar arranged a water-pageant on the river Dee where he was rowed from Chester to the Minster of St. John by eight kings including Kenneth of Scotland, Malcolm of Cumberland, Maccus of the Isles and five welsh princes. Edgar held a festival in the honour of St. John but more likely to show his superiority over the other kings.

May 11  -  Coronation of King Edgar 
King Edgar was crowned at Bath Abbey.