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Stainmore, battle of

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft

in A Dictionary of British History

Third edition

Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191758027

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The death at Stainmore of *Erik Bloodaxe, son of Harold Fairhair of Norway, brought to an end the Scandinavian kingdom of York, which reverted to Wessex. The place of the battle, on the old route from Scotch Corner to Penrith, suggests that Erik was intercepted while escaping to Viking allies in Scotland or Ireland....

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Subjects: British History

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