NORTHERN AMBITIONS – ÆTHELSTAN AND THE ANNEXATION OF YORK AND NORTHUMBRIA

On the death of Sihtric, the Danish King of York, in 927, King Æthelstan seized control of the Viking Kingdom of York. It was an event reasonably early in his reign, Æthelstan had only come to the throne of Mercia in 924 and of Wessex in 925. In 926 he had sought a peaceful co-existence […]

via Northern Ambitions – Æthelstan and the Annexation of York and Northumbria — The Postgrad Chronicles

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