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Threatened by Harolds fleet, Tostig moved north and raided in East Anglia and Lincolnshire, but he was driven back to his ships by the brothers Edwin, Earl of Mercia, and Morcar, Earl of Northumbria.
He bought off the Danes, who agreed to leave England in the spring, and during the winter of 106970 his forces systematically devastated Northumbria in the Harrying of the North, subduing all resistance.
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