282 – How To Win Friends and Influence Jorvik

AEthelstan had completed his annexation of Jorvik, and in doing so he had outperformed every last one of his predecessors, including his grandfather, Alfred the Great. But there were a few loose ends that he still needed to knot up. And as he watched the defenses of Jorvik burn and dolled out Jorvik’s wealth to his loyal men - two of those loose ends, namely his former rivals Guthfrith and Turfrid, slunk away with little more than their lives.

They had managed to escape the stronghold and elude capture. But this wasn’t exactly the plan for people who had sought to establish their rule over the entire North.

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