While in York, King Sweyn convenes the Imperial Council, but the situation is tense among the Danish leaders following the assassination attempt on Canute. Sweyn addresses the elders of Denmark, and after announcing the successful Viking conquest of England, he openly praises Canute and Thorkell. He hands control of Mercia, the most prosperous part of England, to Canute and then announces preparations for an attack on Ireland in revenge for the humiliation of King Harald by Brian Boru...
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