December 10— Empress Zoe of Byzantiumelevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empireas Michael V.
Worcesterrebels against the naval taxes of Harthacanute.
Edward the Confessorreturns from exile to become the heir of Harthacanute.
* The number of enlisted soldiers in the
Song DynastyChinese military reaches well over 1,250,000 troops, an increase since 1022when there were a million soldiers.
December 10— Michael IV, Byzantine Emperor(b. 1010)
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