St Brices Day Massacre

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concerned that scandinavians resident in england were giving support to viking raiders king aethelred the unready gave orders that on st brices day 1002 all danish people in england should be killed. here gunhilde sister of king sweyn of denmark and her child are brutally murdered by the saxons. her husband pallig tokeson was also killed that day. - 13 November 1002