This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 980 – 989
The king of England for this period was Aethelred (the Unready)
There were Danish Viking
raids on Chester and Southampton.
There were Danish Viking raids on Devon and Cornwall.
There were Danish Viking raids on Dorset.
Aethelred married Aelfgifu
, daughter of Thored, earl of Northumbria
Lady Wulfruna founded a new town. It later became the city of Wolverhampton.
A son, Aethelstan, was born to Aethelred and Aelfgifu.
988 (19th May)
Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, died.
988 (after 19th May)
Aethelgar was appointed new Archbishop of Canterbury
970 – 979 << >> 990 – 999
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). English History 980 – 989. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-980-989. Last accessed June 16th, 2019