On This Day

What Happened in 978 AD

Historical Events

  • Mar 18 Edward the Martyr, the teenage King of England, is murdered, possibly arranged by his stepmother Queen Ælfthryth, by Corfe Castle

Famous People Who Died in 978 AD

  • Mar 18 Edward, the Martyr, King of Anglo-Saxons (975-78) and saint, murdered at 15