Today (25.09.07) we were finding out how Ethelred II also dubbed the Unready tried to stop the Vikings from invading.
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He tried to stop the Vikings invading by paying them in silver - this was called Danegeld. In AD 991 the Vikings were given 4500kg of silver to go home, but they soon returned. Each time there was a fresh attack they were paid again. The Vikings learnt that if they kept raiding Britain they would keep getting paid. By 1012, 22 000kg of silver was given to the Vikings in Danegeld.
We've started our topic on Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons.