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East Anglia 866


In an earlier time when an infamous Gooderham planned on emigrating, he had in mind a move to England rather than from it. He was called Guthrum and his destination was East Anglia. One of the dreaded Danish Viking chieftains, his ships raided, plundered, burned and eventually captured all, or most of the Kingdom of East Anglia in 866. It was Viking ferocity which made it possible to conquer East Anglia. Killing was accepted and so was torture. Originally interested only in raiding, they noticed the richness of the land, and decided to stay. The conquered land was divided among his followers with Guthrum assuming the Kingship. According to Augustine Page

866 History of the Family Name

Excerpt from "The House Belongs To The Government" by G. Kent Gooderham
published by George C.K. Gooderham

Date5 Feb 2015
Linked toSuffolk, England

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