King Æthelred the unready paid Thorkil the tall a Danegeld on 48000 lbs silver, and Thorkil the tall with 45 ships entered the service of the English king. Before that a monk had betrayed Canterbury, and let vikings enter the town. Canterbury was plundered and Ælfheah, Archbishop of Canterbury was taken prisoner. The Danegeld paid in 1009, was only securing peace in a short period.
|Lànse aux meadows, Canada|
|Thorfinn Karlsenvi attempted to found a settlement in North America. But war with the natives made them sail back to Greenland.|
|Leaving North America|