1000s in England
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Events from the 1000s in England.
Monarch – Æthelred the Unready
- First Battle of Alton: English fail to repel Viking raiders.
- Battle of Pinhoe (Devon): English fail to repel Viking raiders.
- Edward the Martyr canonised.
- Ælfgar is consecrated Bishop of Elmham (following the death on 7 October of Æthelstan).
- Æthelred becomes Bishop of Cornwall but dies shortly after.
- 8 January – Wulfsige III, Bishop of Sherborne, dies and is succeeded by Æthelric.
- £24,000 of Danegeld paid to the Vikings in return for them leaving England.
- King Æthelred the Unready marries (as his second wife) Emma, daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy, who receives her predecessor's Anglo-Saxon name, Ælfgifu.
- 13 November – St. Brice's Day massacre: Æthelred orders the deaths of leading Danes in England.
- £36,000 of Danegeld paid to the Vikings in return for them not raiding England for two years.
- 7 October – Æthelstan, Bishop of Elmham
- 16 November – Ælfric of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury