Guernsey Timeline 11th Century

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11th Century

Guernsey Timeline
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Before 1000 AD
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Year Event
c 1020 Grant of fiefs in Guernsey, each comprising about one half of the island, by Richard II, Duke of Normandy, to the Vicomtes of the Bessin and Cotentin respectively.
1027/35 Duke Robert I grants half of Guernsey, confiscated from Ranulf son of Anschitil, Vicomte of the Bessin, to the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel.
1035 William the Conqueror becomes Duke of Normandy.
1035/48 William the Conqueror grants Mont-Saint-Michel Alderney and Sark in exchange for its half of Guernsey, which he regrants to Ranulf son of Anschitil, Vicomte of the Bessin.
1047 Battle of Val-Šs-Dunes: Cotentin fief forfeited.
Mid 11th C Integration of Channel Islands into the diocese of Coutances.
c 1052/58 William grants six Guernsey churches, previously held by Nigel, Vicomte of the Cotentin, to the Abbey of Marmoutier. Nigel confirms the gift. (An original charter of confirmation is in Candie Museum).
c 1054 Archbishop Malger of Rouen exiled to Guernsey.
1066 Norman victory at the Battle of Hastings.
25 Dec 1066 English coronation of William the Conqueror.
9 Sep 1087 Death of William the Conqueror. His sons William Rufus and Robert Curthose succeed to his rule in England and Normandy respectively.
1096 Robert Curthose pawns Normandy to William Rufus.
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