Medieval Glossary: Danegeld

Danegeld

Tribute paid to the Danes (Dane Gold).

*term retrieved from Netserf Medieval Glossary 

From the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle:

AD 1050. The same year King Edward abolished the Danegeld which King Ethelred imposed.  That was in the thirty-ninth year after it had begun.  That tribute harassed all the people of England so long as is above written; and it was  always paid before other imposts, which were levied indiscriminately, and vexed men variously.

 

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