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Sigeferth (died 1015)

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Sigeferth (died 1015)

Sigeferth (or Sigefrith) (died 1015) was, along with his brother Morcar, described by the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as "chief thegn of the Seven Burghs".

According to the 12th century chronicle of John of Worcester, Sigeferth and Morcar were the sons of one Earngrim who is otherwise unrecorded. The Seven Burghs of which they were said to be the chief men are believed to have been the Five BurghsDerby, Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham and Stamford—together with Torksey and York. These were among the chief towns of the northern part of the Danelaw.


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