The House of Denmark in Hampshire’s History
The C10th was to be the last one of Anglo Saxon England. King Alfred’s reign set in motion a dynasty which, would create a united kingdom of England only to have it collapse. In the year 1000 AD a new wave of Viking raids took place and a Viking became King of England, the wondrously named, Swegn Forkbeard. The House of Denmark , so named because Forkbeard and his son who would eventually follow him, Canute, came from Denmark. Their reign was a little interrupted but was an interesting one in terms of Hampshire history.