That part of England (roughly) north of Watling Street subject to Danish invaders from the 9c to 954. This comprised the kingdom of York and the *Five Boroughs where Scandinavian legal customs were in force.

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  • denalagu — (OE.): see Dane law …   Useful english dictionary

  • Britannien bis zur Eroberung Englands durch die Normannen 1066: Angeln, Sachsen, Jüten, Dänen —   Es ist eine augenfällige Erscheinung in der Geschichte der Britischen Inseln, dass sie sich nach 1066 keiner Invasionen mehr erwehren mussten, während in den ersten tausend Jahren nach Christi Geburt vier große Eroberungen die Geschicke der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Danelaw — /ˈdeɪnlɔ/ (say daynlaw) noun 1. the body of laws in force in that part of England which the Danes occupied in the 9th century. 2. that part of England under this law. Also, Danelagh. {Dane + law; replacing Old English Denalagu law of the Danes} …   Australian English dictionary

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