And now it begins. Coenred has convinced King Harold that York can be recaptured from the Vikings without either endangering the population or alerting King Hardrada of the danger that he now stands in. Of course, Coenred has an ulterior motive; Mildryth. She has remained in the city and he does not know what might have become of her. Getting into York before the main Saxon army will give him a chance to reach her before the battle proper starts. First, he has to help overcome the Viking garrison in York.
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