Foreign News: Invader's Bones

When piratical Sweyn Forkbeard I, King of Denmark, made his third invasion of England, 930 years ago, he arrived on the River Humber with his son Canute, conquered the country and was accepted as king. Before he could be crowned, according to one legend, Sweyn was stabbed to death at Thetford, Norfolk, by patriots of the ancient Anglo-Saxon "underground." Canute* got the throne.

Thirty-five years ago a sarcophagus weighing 3½ tons was found buried in the old chapel of St. Edmund at Thetford. The sarcophagus lay around until two weeks ago when a Mrs....

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