Vikings, Danelaw and Cnut

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Vikings, Danelaw and
Cnut
Made by Jana Dzekseneva
2010
Vikings
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also Norsemen - 'people
from the North‘
came from Norway,
Denmark and Sweden
farmers, fishermen, trappers
and traders
sailed in their long ships
Place names ending in
–by, –thorpe and –toft.
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Vikings
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the Viking Age in Britain
began in the 9th Century
AD
Ended in 1066
the first invasion in AD
793 at Lindisfarne
treaty between the
English King Alfred and
Viking King Guthrum in
AD 880
Danelaw
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The area eventually
settled by Vikings
It formed a boundary
separating Anglo-Saxon
England from Viking
England
was formed in AD 880
after a treaty between
King Alfred and King
Guthrum
Canute - a most effective ruler
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King of England from
1016, Denmark from
1018, and Norway from
1028
Canute divided England
into four earldoms –
Northumbria, Wessex,
Mercia and East Anglia.
ended the practice of
paying Danegeld
under his rule trade
provided
Sources
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http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=canute
http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/vikingsax.html
http://www.viking.no/e/people/e-knud.htm
www.google.com/images
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