The Capture of the Five Boroughs

From the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, an English translation v2



1. In this year, King Eadmund, prince of the Angles
the defender of men, came to Mercia,
the dear start of deeds, to separate Derbyshire—
the White Will’s-gate and the River Humber,
the broad stream to the sea.
The five boroughs, Ligorcaster and Lincolnshire
and Snottingham, likewise Stanford as well
and Derby. The Danes were there before
under the North-men bowed over by need
in the binding chains of heathen men
for a long time, until he freed them soon
for his great honor, the shelter or warriors,
the heir of Eadweard, King Eadmund.