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Centuries: 9th century - 10th century - 11th century

Decades: 900s 910s 920s 930s 940s - 950s - 960s 970s 980s 990s 1000s

Years: 953 954 955 956 957 - 958 - 959 960 961 962 963


Events
  • Edgar succeeds Edwy as English monarch
  • Young boy Abhimanyu succeeds Kshemgupta as king of Kashmir, while his mother Didda weilds the real power
  • Earliest known written records of length measurements in 'feet'

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Arts and Literature

  • First literary reference to mythical Sherwood Forest, although no mention yet of its most famous bandit denizen



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