1080s in England
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Events from the 1080s in England.
- 14 May – William Walcher, Bishop of Durham, is killed by rebel Northumbrians; King William I sends his half-brother Odo of Bayeux to pacify Northumbria.
- Autumn – William's son Robert Curthose sent to invade Scotland; reaches as far as Falkirk.
- Robert Curthose builds a castle on the River Tyne; now Newcastle upon Tyne.
- Osmund (bishop of Salisbury), builds Devizes Castle.
- Gundulf of Rochester begins building of Rochester Cathedral.
- William I, in a letter, refuses to accept Pope Gregory VII as his overlord.
- 9 September – William I of England (William the Conqueror) dies at Rouen while on campaign in northern France; his first son Robert succeeds him as Robert II, Duke of Normandy whilst his second son succeeds him on the English throne as William II of England.
- 26 September – coronation of William II at Westminster Abbey.
- 25 December – Odo of Bayeux re-instated as Earl of Kent.
- An early fire of London destroys much of the city including St Paul's Cathedral.
- April – Odo of Bayeux leads the Rebellion of 1088 against his nephew William II. The church of Gloucester Abbey is among the places laid waste in the rebellion.
- July – William defeats the rebels, and exiles Odo to Normandy.
- Construction of the White Tower of the Tower of London probably largely completed.
- 9 September – William I of England (born c. 1028, Normandy)
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- Weinreb, Ben; Hibbert, Christopher (1995). The London Encyclopaedia. Macmillan. p. 287. ISBN 0-333-57688-8.