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This ransom was first paid during the reign of Aethelred the Unready to prevent Danish attack
The first payment (in 991 AD) was 20,000 marks
Later kings used the precedent to impose taxes for military purposes
12 December, 1889
Death of Robert Browning
Best known as a poet and playwright, Browning (b. 1812) was married to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
This king was the first Plantagent to be buried in England
His father and brother were buried at Fontevraulx Abbey, in France
He was buried at Worcester Cathedral