The harrying of the north. Two years after William the Conqueror defeated King Harold at Hastings, the north of England rose up against him. In a savage episode, William relentlessly devastated the countryside and slaughtered its inhabitants. From Look and Learn 883 (16 December 1978).
Now in paperback, the second novel in James Aitcheson’s breathtaking trilogy of the Norman Conquest of England sweeps readers into William the Conqueror's brutal campaign known as the Harrying of the North.
The Harrying of the North, 1069 - After 1066 the region was suppressed, but also harnessed as a source of strength for England over the centuries. Despite the harrying, the DNA patterns of around 600CE are still, mostly intact. - Jórvík - Yorkshire