THE BATTLE OF CORBRIDGE – VIKING INVASION
unknown date in 918
This was a battle fought between the Vikings led by Ragnall and the combined forces of Constantine II of Scotland and Ealdred of Bamburgh
The Viking Ragnall had previously driven Ealdred out of Bamburgh. He had allied with Constantine II of Scotland to try to defeat Ragnall and re-take all of Northumbria.
Ealdred of Bamburgh
The Vikings divided their troops into four. Three groups met the Scots while one remained hidden. The Scots made ground against the three groups of Vikings but were then surprised by the fourth hidden group. The Scots managed to retreat.
The retreat of the Scots allowed Ragnall to advance on York and take the city.