« Goshawking | Main | How to Deal with an Incendiary Bomb »


Danegeld was a sort of protection money extorted from Anglo-Saxon kings by Viking and Danish raiders in the years between about 850 and 1020.  The extraction of Danegeld was so extensive that, according to Sven B. Jansson, more English penny coins from that period have been found in Sweden than in England.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.