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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Originally a tax imposed on land to buy off the Danes from the shores of England, and subsequently for other objects, such as the defence of the coast; abolished by Henry II., though re-imposed subsequently under other names.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Danegelt'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/danegelt.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.