- Harrying of the North
- 1069-70. In response to rebellion in Northumbria in mid-1069, which was assisted by Danes who wished to reclaim the kingdom of York, William I acted to lay waste much of Yorkshire. The king's assault lasted over the winter, until he and his army returned south in spring 1070: the policy was to destroy all means of life and thus of resistance to his rule. Although Yorkshire was the most damaged, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire also suffered greatly.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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