On This Day

Anglo-Saxon Calendar
Anglo-Saxon calendar, 11th century, Cotton MS Julius A VI (c) The British Library

In this section of our website you will find information about events of interest related to specific dates. Mostly these happened during the Anglo-Saxon period but we also commemorate people whose contributions to the study of Early Medieval Britain have enhanced our understanding, or to others whose lives, legacy or actions affected the Anglo-Saxons themselves profoundly.

You can use the menu on the right to read through entries for each month. Alternatively you can use the search box to look for specific topics.