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 came of age and took control of government. He chose a new set of younger advisers.
Sweyn Forkbeard took leadership of the Danish Vikings from his father, Harald Bluetooth
King 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 King Aethelred and Aelfgifu.
A son, Ecgbert, was born to King Aethelred and Aelfgifu.
988 (19th May)
Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, died.
988 (after 19th May)
Aethelgar was appointed new Archbishop of Canterbury
First published 2016; Updated and republished Apr 22 2021 @ 10:48 am – Updated –
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2016 – 2021). English History 980 – 989.