On This Day

Historical Events in 685 AD

  • Mar 26 Cuthbert (later Saint Cuthbert) is consecrated Bishop of Lindisfarne by Archbishop Theodore at York
  • May 8 St Benedict II's as Catholic Pope ends after 11 months with his death
  • May 20 Battle of Nechtansmere/Dun Nechtain: Picts led by Brude MacBeli beat Northumbrians led by their king Ecgfrith in Scotland
  • Jul 23 John V begins his reign as Catholic Pope