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The St Brice’s Day Massacre of 1002

The St Brice’s Day Massacre of 1002

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On 13 November 1002, the St Brice’s Day Massacre took place, when Danes living in England were killed, apparently on the orders of King Aethelred. But the extent of the violence and motivation behind it continues to be much debated by historians. In conversation with David Musgrove, Dr Benjamin Savill outlines his new theory that the massacre may have been planned specifically for the feast day of the exiled St Brice. 

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The St Brice’s Day Massacre of 1002

The St Brice’s Day Massacre of 1002