Tales of Forbidden Love from the Danelaw- Bjarni the Hero

Tomorrow, the second part in my Tales of Forbidden Love from the Danelaw, Bjarni the Hero, will be published. It is what I would call ‘historical-lite’, which means the story concentrates more on how people behave and their relationships with each other rather than on an extremely detailed historical setting. So more of a Romance than a Historical.

I’m holding a Facebook Launch party for Bjarni the Hero on 15th December 7.30- 10.00 p.m. GMT. Please visit it here:

Bjarni the Hero Facebook party

If you are wondering what the Danelaw was, here is a good explanation from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK

http://anglosaxondiscovery.ashmolean.org/vikings/vikings-danelaw.html

What was the Danelaw?

The Danelaw roughly occupied the area north of a line drawn from London to Chester (see map). It included five fortified towns, or burhs, including Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham, Stamford and Derby.

Danelaw

This division of land meant that the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings could live and trade peacefully. Most of the modern place-names which have Viking elements are in what would have been the Danelaw.

The Danelaw slowly became smaller over time. By AD918 the southern Danelaw was back under Anglo-Saxon control. In the north, Viking power collapsed after the Battle of Brunanburh in AD937.

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