Brentford, Battle of 1016

THE BATTLE OF VAL ES DUNES

THE BATTLE OF BRENTFORD

9th May 1016

SUMMARY

This was a decisive battle fought the Danish Vikings and the Anglo Saxons

—-oOo—-

BACKGROUND

In 1013 Sweyn Forkbeard had conquered much of England and had proclaimed himself King of the land. When he died in 1014 he nominated his son Cnut to be King but the Anglo-Saxons chose to recall exiled former King Aethelred the Unready. Cnut decided to fight for the crown and invaded with a large force in 1015.  Aethelred died in 1016 and his son Edmund became King infuriating Cnut even more.

—-oOo—-

LOCATION

Brentwood, Essex, England

—-oOo—-

THE ANGLO SAXONS

Led by
King Edmund Ironside

—-oOo—-

THE VIKINGS

Led by
Cnut of Denmark

—-oOo—-

RESULT

Anglo Saxon victory

—-oOo—-

CONSEQUENCE

Although Edmund II succeeded in defeating Cnut in this battle, five months later Cnut beat the Anglo Saxons at the Battle of Assandun. When Edmund died in November 1016 Cnut became King.

 

Source of images: pixabay.com

Please follow and like us:
  • Tags:

Related articles

Exeter, Siege of 1068

Benfleet, Battle of, 894

THE BATTLE OF BENFLEET- VIKING INVASION unknown date, 894 SUMMARY This was a battle fought between the Wessex Saxons and the Vikings —-oOo—- BACKGROUND  Alfred had made peace with Haesten but he had broken that peace. —-oOo—- LOCATION Benfleet, Essex, England —-oOo—- ANGLO SAXONS LED BY Edward —-oOo—- VIKINGS LED BY Haesten —-oOo—- THE BATTLE Haesten had left his […]

THE BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE

Stamford Bridge, Battle of 1066

THE BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE – VIKING INVASION 25th September 1066 SUMMARY The forces of Harold Godwinson defeated the forces of Harald Hardrada and Tostig Godwinson. —-oOo—- BACKGROUND In 1066 Edward the Confessor had died childless. Harold Godwinson had been crowned King but Harald Hardrada and William of Normandy both thought they should be King. Hardrada […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Site created March 22nd 2013. Info@UnderstandingWars.com