The German emperor Heinrich 3 married Gunhild, daughter of Emma and Cnut the great. Cnut the great`s son Sveinn Knutsson died only 19 years old.
The widow queen Emma had tried to stop Elgyfu`s plans and as a last desperate attempt she ordered her son with Ethelred, Alfred to return to England. Alfred returned from Normandy, but he was immediately captured when he arrived in England and on the order of Harold Harefoot he was sent to the monastery Ely, during that journey Alfred's eyes was stuck out by his kidnappers, and he later died February 5 of the terrible mayhem he had suffered.
|Ingvar the Widefarers last expedition|
Echmarcach mac Ragnaill, King of the Isles forced Sigtrygg Silkbeard to abdicate from his 46 year reign of Dublin.
|Sigtrygg Silkbeard |
The 20-year-old Ingvar the widefarer Emundsson led a fleet of 30 ships and between 500 and 1,000 men east from Sweden to enter the service of Prince Yaroslav the wise of Kiev. When their employment contract was coming to an end, Ingvar and his Swedes joined a combined plundering and trading expedition to the Caspian Sea.
A group of Saracen Zirid attacked Sicily and reconquered Palermo from the Normans but failed to reconquer the island.