By 1016, the French nobility had subscribed to a peace movement wanting a guarantee that peasants and clerics, their crops and animals, would not be interfered with.
In 1000, in defiance of this treaty, Normandy houses the Danish army in 1000AD.
987AD: An assembly of nobles elects High Capet as king of France (the title king at this time does not confer extra power or revenue).
(From Tom Holland, Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom. (Item from Historians' History of the World, 1907., pp. 989AD: At The Council of Charroux, the bishops of Aquitaine (the more southern maritime areas of France on the Atlantic coast) suggest that the Church should be able to guarantee "that the poor can live in peace".
London, Little Brown, 2008.) 992AD: Vikings, Ethelred assembles all English ships at London and tries to trap Vikings at sea. 32ff.) 991AD: Vikings, England, A major warfleet of 93 Viking ships arrives in Thames estuary commanded by Olaf Tryggvason (Anlaf), earlier a "Baltic pirate" who aspires to the throne of Norway. (Runciman, The First Crusade.) Might such a suggestion later involve the Church in military adventurism?
Olaf Trygvasson dies following his defeat by Sweyn Forkbeard.
(From Tom Holland, Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom.
Al-Mansur, the effective ruler of Moorish Spain (al-Andalus), sacks Santiago.
London, Little Brown, 2008.) 995AD: Islam, Aleppo is taken from Mohammedans by emperor Basil.
The plan is betrayed by Aelfric, an earldorman from East Anglia. By 1000AD, William "the Great", Duke of Guienne, expanded on this idea at The Council of Poitiers, which he had convened.