However, we have already said our say about the enormity of the Danegeld.
“Danegeld” 991 For centuries our sadly fated Towns by them were devastated.
We find this primitive system obsolete in 1130, when a borough gave an 'auxilium' where its county paid Danegeld.
Danegeld and scutage and feudal aids fastened only on the land.
Various conjectures have been hazarded, and the unit is undoubtedly older than the Danegeld.
He freed the church from the payment of Danegeld, and all services to the Crown.
Thus began the Danegeld which seems to have developed into a permanent tax in the reign of Canute.
The payment of Danegeld was an old story in English history and the end was not yet.
Danegeld was also regarded as fixed revenue, though after the accession of Henry II.
He raised a Danegeld to satisfy his men, and sent his house-carls to force the people to pay the heavy tax.