Wednesday 20 November 2013

A Viking King of England

Exactly 1000 years ago this month, England was conquered by a Viking army. The English king, Ethelred II, fled, with his place taken by Sweyn Forkbeard, the raider's commander. It was to be the fist of three conquests of England in the eleventh century.

Read more about it in my guest post over at Royal Central:

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