Chapter 4, Accession of Ethelred

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 4, 857 AD to 878 AD – Destruction of Croyland Abbey

During these troublous times, Ethelbert died and was succeeded by his brother Ethelred in 866. In the first year of his reign over the now restricted and weakened kingdom, no fewer than nine battles were fought with the Danes, who, having established themselves in Northumbria, East Anglia, and Mercia, and being masters of the Isle of Thanet appeared bent upon subduing the entire country. In six battles, although the Anglo Saxons Read More >>>

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