1070 To 1079
x - England Lanfranc becomes Archbishop of Canterbury.
x - Egypt A famine forced Al-Mustansir to send the women of Cairo to Baghdad to escape starvation.
x - England Castle at Old Sarum.
x - Possible founding date of the Hospital of St. John in Jerusalem by Amalfi merchants
x - England Castles at Chester and Stafford begun.
jun 00 - England Hereward the Wake sacks Peterborough Abbey.
jun 04 - Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France.
jul 17 - Boudouin VI, count of Flanders/Henegouwen, dies.
jul 17 - Arnulf III the Hapless becomes earl of Flanders.
x - England Ely castle ordered.
x - England William I puts down revolt.
x - Turks conquer Syria, Jerusalem and parts of Palestine.
x - Seljuks defeat Byzantine army at Battle of Manzikert; they capture Jerusalem in 1076
x - England Canterbury Cathedral rebuilt by Lanfranc.
feb 22 - Battle of Cassel - Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III, earl of Flanders/Hainault (Arnulf I) who is killed in battle.
x - England First Cathedral at Lincoln begun.
x - England Treaty of Abernethy.
x - Japan Ga-Sanjo abdicates in favor of his son Sadahito (the Emperor Shirakawa) but continues to work for Imperial independance from the Fujiwara. While most likely not the creator of the Insei (rule through cloistered emperors) system as he is sometimes described, Go-Sanjo and his son Shirakawa greatly diminish the Fujiwara influence at court.
jan 10 - Robert Guiscard and his brother Roger took Palermo in Sicily.
jun 10 - England William I leads an army into Scotland.
x - England Edgar the Aetheling attempts to take the English throne.
x - Japan First year of Jôhô.0440136482
x - England Construction of Windsor Castle.
x - England Chichester founded as a see.
x - England Council of London.
x - The 3rd Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Spain was built on the site of the tomb of St. James. There had been a Cathedral on the site since the 9th century.
jun 09 - Battle at Homburg/Unstrut: German king Henry IV beats Saksen.
aug 02 - John VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies.
x - The Danish King Svein Estrithson died.
x - England Battle Abbey Consecrated.
x - The Al Moravids, a group of Muslim warriors who lived in the Sahara, set out to conquer Ghana. They captured Koumbi in this year but gave it back up to the Soninke in 1087.The Muslim religious reform Almoravid movement under Abu Bakr recaptured Audoghast and then all of Ghana.
jan 24 - Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII.
feb 14 - Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV.
x - England Building begins on St. Albans Cathedral.
x - Turks capture Jerusalem.
x - England Building begins on Rochester Cathedral.
x - Windsor Castle was erected by William I to monitor travel on the Thames River.
x - Japan First year of Shôryaku.
jan 28 - German king Henry IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness.
jan 30 - Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Henry IV.
jul 14 - England The Bayeux Tapestry.
oct 30 - German king Henry IV gives away bisdom Utrecht county Staveren.
x - England Osmond becomes Bishop at Old Sarum.
x - England Bishops of East Anglia moved to Thetford.
x - England Winchester Cathedral crypt.
x - Peter Abelard, born in Brittany d.1142He becomes a great medieval scholar. He secretly marries Heloise b.c.1100-d.c.1163, niece of the Canon Fulbert of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. The Canon Fulbert hires gangsters who waylaid and castrate Abelard.
may 09 - Stanislaus, Polish bishop of Cracow, murdered.
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