Some 400 years later, in the middle decades of the 9th century, the Brecks became a focus for the Viking’s Great Army, which made camp in Thetford and killed the East Anglian King Edmund. Afterwards, East Anglia remained under Viking control as part of the Danelaw, before becoming part of the newly forged kingdom of England later in the 10th century.
Drawing on historical sources, archaeological sites, artefacts and place-names, this booklet explores the evidence for the Anglo-Saxon and Viking presence in the Breckland area.
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