Viking hoard of 200 objects is found in Lancashire


Ad Honorem
Jun 2015
Could it be a corruption of Harthacnut, one of the Cnut the Great's sons, and a successor of his as King of England?

Either way, it could have been some Jarl who buried them. There would be many jarls of whom we have no knowledge of.
As the location was in Lancashire, it's possible even that a Norseman from the Isle of Mann or the "Southern Isles" as they called them could have buried them.
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May 2016
TIMELINE 900 - 939 AC

Years 900-02
Cnut was king of York.

Years 902-10
Halfdan II was king of York.

Year 902
Irish expel the Norsemen from Dublin. Iondarbadh Gall a h-Erinn, a longport Atha Cliath la Cearbhall, mac Mui-regein, 7 lá Laighnibh, la Maol Finnia co Feraibh Bregh imme, co fárccaibhsiot dréchta mora dia longaibh dia n-eis, 7 co n-erlaiset leathmharbh tar muir.

Expulsion of the foreigners from Ireland, from the base at Áth Cliath, by Cerball son of Muirecán, and by the Laigin; by Máel Finnia with the men of Brega around him; and they left a great number of ships behind them, and they escaped half dead across the sea.

Year 910
The Battle of Tettenhall. Halfdan II was a joint king of York with Eowils.

Year c. 911
Ragnald - Ragnall ua Ímair - held briefly power in York.

Years 912-c. 918
Wessex conquers the Danelaw as far north as the Humber.

Years 917-921
Norsemen under Sihtric Cáech recapture Dublin. His brother Ragnald - Ragnall ua Ímair - left Waterford to ravage in Scotland, sacking Dunblane.

Year 918
Ragnald - Ragnall ua Ímair - was back in Northumbria and was once again brought to battle by the Scots and Northumbrians at Corbridge.

Years 919-921
Ragnald - Ragnall ua Ímair - recapturing York and make himself king. Issued coins.

Years 921-927
Sihtric Cáech succeeded his brother Ragnald as king of York. Issued coins.

Year 927
Guthfrith, king of Dublin 921-934, was king of York.

Years 927-939
Athelstan, king of York - and king of Wessex 924-939.