danelaw


danelaw
n. hist. the part of N. & E. England occupied or administered by Danes in the 9th-11th c.
Etymology: OE Dena lagu Danes' law

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Danelaw [Danelaw]
the part of north-eastern England that was ruled by the ↑Danes from 878 until the whole of England came under Danish rule in 1013. The line between Danelaw and the rest of ↑Anglo-Saxon England ran roughly between London and ↑Chester. Many places in the north-east of England still have Danish names. For example, Denby means Dane Village, and Thorpe in names like Middlethorpe means farm.

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