THE BATTLE OF BASING – VIKING INVASION
22nd January 871
This was a battle fought between the Wessex Saxons and the Vikings
The Vikings had recently been defeated at the Battle of Ashdown. They had regrouped at Reading and prepared to fight again.
Basing, Hampshire, England
Aethered I of Wessex
The Saxons and Vikings clashed and the Saxons were beaten.
The Viking victory was inconclusive and the Saxons retreated.