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'''Danelaw''' was the name, first given during the 11th century, to the part of [[England]] which had been subject to [[Denmark|Danish]] rule following invasion and conquest in the late 9th century. King [[Edgar]] (ruled 959-975) recognised the traditional or customary laws of his subjects of Danish origin and this practice was still appearing in documents during the 12th century, which defined the area as all of eastern England between the [[River Thames|Thames]] and the [[River Tees|Tees]]. The Danes left a permanent imprint on not only on legal and administrative practices but also on place names, language and culture.  
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'''Danelaw''' was the name, first given during the 11th century, to the part of [[England]] which had been subject to [[Denmark|Danish]] rule following invasion and conquest in the late 9th century. King [[Edgar]] (ruled 959-975) recognised the traditional or customary laws of his subjects of Danish origin and this practice was still appearing in documents during the 12th century, which defined the area as all of eastern England between the [[River Thames|Thames]] and the [[River Tees|Tees]]. The Danes left a permanent imprint not only on legal and administrative practices but also on place names, language and culture.  
  
 
[[Category:English History]]
 
[[Category:English History]]

Latest revision as of 19:38, 16 September 2017

Danelaw was the name, first given during the 11th century, to the part of England which had been subject to Danish rule following invasion and conquest in the late 9th century. King Edgar (ruled 959-975) recognised the traditional or customary laws of his subjects of Danish origin and this practice was still appearing in documents during the 12th century, which defined the area as all of eastern England between the Thames and the Tees. The Danes left a permanent imprint not only on legal and administrative practices but also on place names, language and culture.