English History 970 – 979

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King EdgarEdward the MartyrAethelred the UnreadyThis timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 970 – 979

The kings of England for this period were: 
Edgar to 975
Edward the Martyr from 975 to 978
Aethelred the Unready from 978

970 (during)
Edgar’s son, Edmund died.
971 (during)
St Swithun’s body was moved to an indoor tomb. The moved was marred by 40 days of rain. Hence the saying ‘If it rains on St Swithun’s day it will rain for 40 days’.
973 (during)
Edgar and his wife Aelfthryth were crowned at Bath by Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury. This coronation is thought to have been a second coronation to mark the zenith of Edgar’s kingship. The service was devised by Dunstan and elements of it are still used for monarch’s coronations today.
973 (during)
Edgar received the submission of eight kings of the North, including the Kings of Scotland and Strathclyde at Chester thus strengthening his position.
975 (8th July)
Edgar died at Winchester. He was succeeded by his son from his first marriage, Edward.
975 (after 8th July)
Edward was crowned by Archbishop Dunstan at Kingston upon Thames
975 (after 8th July)
The dowager Queen and many leading nobles did not support the accession of Edward, Edgar’s son from his first marriage. They believed that Aethelred, Edgar’s son from his marriage to Elgiva should be King.
978 (18th March)
Edward was murdered at Corfe Castle by assassins acting on behalf of the dowager Queen. His half-brother Aethelred aged 10 years, styled Unready, became King.
978 (4th April)
Aethelred the Unready was crowned King of England at Kingston upon Thames.

960 – 969 <<   >> 980 – 989

 

Harvard Reference for this page::

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). English History 970 – 979. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-970-979. Last accessed December 13th, 2018

 

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