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What was England like in the ninth century?

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2014-09-18 00:04:38

During the ninth century, natives of the British Isles were

frequently invaded and set upon by Viking Raiders. With the

exception of Wessex, most regions were taken over by the Danes.

However, Alfred the Great managed to hold on to his kingdom, and it

was separated from the Danish lands that were collectively known as

Danelaw. This century also saw the rule of Charlemagne, and the

great epic of Beowulf was written.

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