On This Day

991 AD in History

Events in History

  • Aug 10 Battle of Maldon: English, led by Bryhtnoth, confront a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex. The English are defeated and the story is immortalised in a well-known poem.

Deaths in History

  • Jun 15 Theophanu, wife of Holy Roman Emperor Otto II and regent of Otto III, dies (b. 960)