|The new Norman
governor based at Durham was murdered the same night he arrived.
There were major problems in
York. Sweyn Estrithsson,
the Viking ruler of Denmark landed and was joined by local rebels.
The Normans based in York were worried.
They set fire to buildings around their castle to cause the Danes
trouble. Unfortunately, the fire got out of control and the whole
city burnt down!
The Normans were captured and
murdered. Yet as the city had been destroyed, the Danes couldn't
camp in York!
William rushed north again. He
made an agreement with King Sweyn but was furious. He had put up
with rebellion and resistance long enough.