Discovered in 2014, this is the largest hoard of Anglo Saxon silver coins found in Britain for over 150 years. Over 5000 coins from two kings – Ethelred the Unready and Cnut the Great – were buried about 1035 AD. They tell the story of the forgotten invasion of Britain in 1016, when Cnut became the first Viking king of England. 50 years before the famous invasion of William the Conqueror in 1066, if Cnut’s dynasty had survived, the history of Britain would have been very different indeed.
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