1060s in England
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Events from the 1060s in England.
- 5 January - King Edward the Confessor dies.
- 6 January
- c. January - Harold marries Ealdgyth, daughter of Earl Ælfgar, and widow of Welsh ruler Gruffydd ap Llywelyn.
- May - Tostig Godwinson attempts to invade England, landing on the Isle of Wight and in Kent, but is forced to return to Scotland.
- 20 September - Battle of Fulford: Harald III of Norway, accompanied by Tostig Godwinson, invades England and defeats the English forces led by Morcar of Northumbria and Edwin, Earl of Mercia, in Yorkshire.
- 25 September - Battle of Stamford Bridge: King Harold II of England defeats and kills both Harald III of Norway and Tostig.
- 28 September - William, Duke of Normandy ("William the Conqueror") lands an invasion force near Pevensey. King Harold marches south to meet him.
- 14 October
- Late October or early December - Stigand, Archbishop of Canterbury, submits to William at Wallingford.
- 25 December - Coronation of William I of England in Westminster Abbey.
- 28 January - Northumbrians kill the new Norman earl of Northumbria, Robert de Comines, at Durham and attack York.
- King Sweyn II of Denmark lands a fleet in the Humber in support of the rebels, and burns York, destroying the old Minster.
- At Stafford, William swiftly defeats a rebellion led by Edwin of Mercia.
- Winter of 1069–1070 - Harrying of the North: William quells rebellions in the North of England.
- 5 January - King Edward the Confessor (born c. 1004)
- 25 September - Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria (born c. 1026)
- 14 October (at the Battle of Hastings)
- It was very quiet in the Middle Ages with a population of 1.5 million
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