Definition of Danegeld

1. n. An annual tax formerly laid on the English nation to buy off the ravages of Danish invaders, or to maintain forces to oppose them. It afterward became a permanent tax, raised by an assessment, at first of one shilling, afterward of two shillings, upon every hide of land throughout the realm.



Definition of Danegeld

1. Noun. (history) A tax raised originally to protect against Viking raiders in the 10th and 11th centuries, and later continued as a land tax. ¹

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Definition of Danegeld

1. an annual tax in medieval England [n -S]

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Literary usage of Danegeld

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1. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1879)
"XXII Ito object« fiscal, but not wholly focal. connexion with the danegeld of 1083. the nation, and nothing less. It is a picture of the nation all the more ..."

2. The Foundations of England; Or, Twelve Centuries of British History (B.C. 55 by James Henry Ramsay (1898)
"Payments by the sheriff and others on account of danegeld and other incomings ... danegeld from Hants is also wanting. Pembroke now figures as an organized ..."

3. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"For the imposition of danegeld one ship, whilst every ten hides were ac- see E. Chron., a. 991, 1002, 1007, and countable for a boat, and every eight ..."

4. Feudal England: Historical Studies on the XIth and XIIth Centuries by John Horace Round (1895)
"On this passage Dr. Stubbs thus comments :— A tax so described can hardly have been anything else than the danegeld, which was an impost of two shillings on ..."

5. The Dictionary of English History by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1884)
"dispute between Henry II. and Becket in 1163 ; and as from this very year the danegeld ceased to be a distinct item in the king's revenue, it is inferred ..."

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