Chapter 4, The Danelagh

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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 – Treaty between Alfred and Guthrun

The territory thus ceded to Guthrun and to his successors took the name of Danelagh, or “Danelaw,” which it retained down to the time of the Norman Conquest. Practically, there were hence-forth two kings in the island, for Alfred did not acquire the sole sovereignty, that honour was not attained by any monarch for upwards of fifty years. Guthrun, with thirty of his chiefs, went to Aulre near Athelney, where they were baptized, Alfred being Read More >>>

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