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1002. Wulfstan I, Bishop of London concentrated Archbishop of York and Bishop of Worcester. Note. He was Wulfstan of Worcester's uncle.

  1002
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1002.Emma of Normandy married to King Athelred the Unready and so strengthen alliance between the kingdoms

1003. Edward the Confessor, the future king of England (r. 1042-1066), is born to parents Æthelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy.

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  1004

Sweyn Forkbeard sacked Norwich and then Thetford in Norforlk

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Exeter sacked by Norse King Sweyn Forkbeard

  1006
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Sweyn Forkbeard sacked Wallingford Oxfordshire

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Archbishop Athelred of Canterbury  captured and held to ransom by the Norse.

In 1012 the ransom is paid

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Sweyn Forkbeard is back in England and claims kingship of England from Athelred the Unready

  1013
 1014

Sweyn Forkbeard died - The deposed Athelred the Unready returned to kingship of England

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Cnut, Sweyn Forkbeard's successor  driven out, to Denmark, by Athelred the Unready

1003. Edward the Confessor, the future king of England (r. 1042-1066), is born to parents Æthelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy.

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  1004

Sweyn Forkbeard sacked Norwich and then Thetford in Norforlk

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  1002

Emma of Normandy married to King Athelred the Unready and so strengthen alliance between the kingdoms

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  1003
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Exeter sacked by Norse King Sweyn Forkbeard

  1006
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Sweyn Forkbeard sacked Wallingford Oxfordshire

  1011 - 12

Archbishop Athelred of Canterbury  captured and held to ransom by the Norse.

In 1012 the ransom is paid

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Sweyn Forkbeard is back in England and claims kingship of England from Athelred the Unready

  1013
 1014

Sweyn Forkbeard died - The deposed Athelred the Unready returned to kingship of England

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 1014
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Cnut, Sweyn Forkbeard's successor  driven out, to Denmark, by Athelred the Unready

1003. Edward the Confessor, the future king of England (r. 1042-1066), is born to parents Æthelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy.

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  1004

Sweyn Forkbeard sacked Norwich and then Thetford in Norforlk

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  1002

Emma of Normandy married to King Athelred the Unready and so strengthen alliance between the kingdoms

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  1003
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Exeter sacked by Norse King Sweyn Forkbeard

  1006
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Sweyn Forkbeard sacked Wallingford Oxfordshire

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Archbishop Athelred of Canterbury  captured and held to ransom by the Norse.

In 1012 the ransom is paid

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Sweyn Forkbeard is back in England and claims kingship of England from Athelred the Unready

  1013
 1014

Sweyn Forkbeard died - The deposed Athelred the Unready returned to kingship of England

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 1014
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Cnut, Sweyn Forkbeard's successor  driven out, to Denmark, by Athelred the Unready

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1015 Cnut returns with a large army.

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1016 Months of bitter battles between Edmund Ironside and Cnut result in an agreement to divide the kingdom

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1016. Edmund Ironside murdered at Glastonbury. Cnut now ruled the entire kingdom.

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1016. Athelred died, his son Edmund Ironside is king

1016 - 1042. England became part of a Scandinavian Kingdom comprising Denmark, Sweden and ruled over by Cnut and after his death, his sons.

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1042 - 1066. Reign of Edward the Confessor, the last of Athelred's  sons. Led celibate life, canonized in 1161, mother was Queen Emma who had married both Ethelred and Cnut.

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1035. 12 November Cnut died at Shaftsbury

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1043.    Queen Emma deprived of her lands and property.

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1045. Edward married Edith, daughter of Earl Godwin. Godwin was the most powerful Earl in England, he was father of Tostig and Harold Godwinson. The brothers became bitter rivals. 

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1052 - 1065    Westminster Abbey built during the period. 1065 Harold Godwinson married Edith, widow of Welsh King  Gruffudd ap Llywelyn. Her brothers were Edwine Earl of Mercia and Morcar, Earl of Northumbria

1056. William II, the future king of England (r. 1087-1100), is born to parents William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.

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1056. William II, the future king of England (r. 1087-1100), is born to parents William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.

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1066. Death of Edward the Confessor. Edward had no heir, a bitter dispute followed over who was the true king. Harold Godwinson made a clam, as did Harald Hardrada, King of Norway and supported by Tostig Godwinson.

William of Normandy staked his claim to the throne of England.

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1066. Pope Alexander granted papal blessing for William to invade England under the Papal Flag. He branded Godwinson  a usurper.

William then set sail to invade England.

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1066. 25 September. Harold Godwinson marched north to Yorkshire and defeated the invading Harald Hardrada and his brother Tostig - both killed during the Battle of Stamford Bridge

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1066. December 25. William is crowned at Westminster by Eldred, Archbishop of York. The coronation confirms the support of the Catholic Church despite the claims of kingship by Edgar the Atheling.

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1066. December. Archbishop Stigand submits to Norman rule.

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1068. Edgar Atheling flees to Scotland with his family to the Court of King Malcolm III

1066. 14 October. The Battle of Hastings. Harald Godwinson is defeated, killed, by William of Normandy who then became William I, the Conquer, King of England.

1066. Earls Edwine and Morcar claim 14 year old Edgar the Atheling is the rightful King of England

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1070. Pro Norman Archbishop Lanfranc is appointed to replace Stigand.

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1068. Norman programme of castle building underway to put down local risings. Early castles included Exeter, Warwick, York, Lincoln, Huntingdon, Thetford and Cambridge.

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1086.Work commenced on the Domesday Book

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1068. Henry I, the future king of England (r.1100-1135), is born to parents William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.

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1087. 9 September. King William I, the Conqueror' died at
Priory of Saint Gervase, Rouen, Duchy of Normandy

1093. 13 November - Northumberland King Malcolm III of Scotland killed in battle.

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1096.Stephen of Blois, the future king of England (r. 1135-1154), is born to parents Stephen, Count of Blois, and Adela of Normandy.

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1087. William II, Rufus, is the new King of England. His brother and rival Robert Curthose inherited Normandy.

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1099. The construction of Westminster Hall is complete.

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