Category Danelaw

England under the Danes

In the last blog we left the Fenland monasteries re-establishing themselves under the Danes. By the late 10th century a significant degree of stability existed in England under Ethelred II ‘The Unready’ who reigned from 979 to 1016 apart from a short while (1013-4) when Sweyn took the throne. Edmund II, ‘Ironside’, held sway from […]