"Here Beorhtric [AD 786-802] took Master Offa's girl Eadburh. And in his times there got for the very first time 3 boats; and then your reeve rode there and wanted to compel them to attend the king's community, when he didn't understand what they certainly were; and they killed him. Those were the initial vessels of the Danish men which wanted out the land of the British race." So wrote the Anglo Saxon Chronicle.
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