England Under Foreign Kings - статья по прочим предметам



  • Three Danish kings, one after the other, ruled over England.
  • One of these kings - Canute was at the same time king of England, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
  • The rule of Danish kings over England came to an end soon after Canute's death in 1035.
  • The Danes returned again and again to attack England.
  • The English people had to pay tribute.
  • They held it for twenty-four years.
  • The invaders burnt houses and killed people.
  • The land was taken from the English and given to the Normans.
  • The invaders spoke French, and it was the language of the upper classes and the government.
  • English was the language of the lower classes.



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