King Æthelred returned in 1014 after the Danish King had died and was required to swear loyalty to the noblemen, to bring in reforms and to forgive the noblemen of everything they had said and done in his previous reign. This is an important agreement in terms of the constitution, as it is the first recorded pact between a king and his subjects.
|Edmund Battles Canute|
The next few months saw Canute conquer most of England and Æthelred, with his son, Edmund Ironside, defended London.
|Ashington Hill - Likely location of Battle|