Sweyn Forkbeard gathered a viking fleet and sailed to England, the "Danekillings" would be revenged. The Norman chieftain Hugo betrayed Exeter to the Danish king, who burned down the town. King Æthelred the unready was a bad ruler he did not manage to motivate the people to put up an effective resistance. Hampshire, Wiltshire, Wilton and Salisbury all fell to the bloody viking revenge attack.
Eric the red died.On October 9 Leif Erikson landed in L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada.
Brattahlíð church ruins