|Sweyn Forkbeard: The conquest of England|
The Norwegian Chieftain Olaf Tryggvason left Norway to join a viking fleet under the command of Sweyn Forkbeard, who recently had married Sigrid the haughty.
They attacked London and attempted to burn the town, but the attempt was unsuccessful, Æthelred the Unready was scared and decided to pay Olaf and Sweyn 16000 lbs of silver in Danegeld, the viking fleet then made a winter camp in Southampton.
Sweyn Forkbeard returned to Denmark via Wales and Man and married Sigrid the Haughty.
|Animalhead made of oakwood found on the Gokstad ship|
Egil Skallagrimsson died.