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ANGLO-SAXON DISCOVERY

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Oxford in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles

There are several mentions made to Oxford in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, including:
Year
 
911
King Edward received Oxford and all the land belonging to the burh.
924
Aelfweard, Edward’s son, died at Oxford.
1009
A force of Danes burnt down the town.
1013
King Swein, Cnut’s father, entered England with an army and the Chronicles state:
“They went to Oxford, and the town-dwellers soon bowed to him, and gave him hostages.”
1015
There was a “great council” in Oxford, namely a meeting of King Aethelred’s councillors and advisors.
1018
King Cnut and his counsellors met in Oxford to draw up laws governing the conduct of both the Danes and English. The Chronicle states, they “came to agreement”.
1035
King Cnut died in this year and there was a meeting of all the councillors, his household warriors and many others in Oxford.