1040s in England
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Events from the 1040s in England.
- 3 April – coronation of Edward the Confessor at Winchester Cathedral.
- 16 November – Queen Emma accused of treason and her ally Stigand, Bishop of East Anglia, is dismissed.
- Earl Leofric of Mercia founds Coventry Abbey; according to legend, his wife Godiva rides naked through the town in protest at taxes to fund the abbey.
- King Edward pardons Emma and Stigand.
- 10 April – Leofric appointed Bishop of Crediton and Bishop of Cornwall.
- Earl Sweyn Godwinson is exiled after kidnapping the Abbess of Leominster during an invasion of south Wales.
- Ealdred, Bishop of Worcester, leads troops on an unsuccessful punitive raid against Welsh leaders Gruffydd ap Rhydderch, Rhys ap Rhydderch and Gruffydd ap Llywelyn.
- Exeter Book of poetic riddles completed.
- Sweyn Godwinson returns from exile, murders his cousin, and is exiled again.
- Cristina, daughter of Edward the Exile
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- Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
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