Saturday, April 14, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 10th secular

Ethelred the Unready, 978-1016
- a particularly inept king, under whom the Danes began raiding England again - the 'Danegeld', a 'tax' to buy off the Danish raiders began to be regularly collected, which eventually had the effect of sinking free men into servitude and making the collectors of taxes lords over the areas they controlled

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