Basing, Battle of, 871

THE BATTLE OF BASING

THE BATTLE OF BASING – VIKING INVASION

22nd January 871

SUMMARY

This was a battle fought between the Wessex Saxons and the Vikings

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BACKGROUND

 The Vikings had recently been defeated at the Battle of Ashdown. They had regrouped at Reading and prepared to fight again.

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LOCATION

Basing, Hampshire, England

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ANGLO SAXONS

LED BY
Aethered I of Wessex

SUPPORTED BY
Alfred

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VIKINGS

LED BY
Halfdan

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THE BATTLE

The Saxons and Vikings clashed and the Saxons were beaten.

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RESULT

Viking Victory

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CONSEQUENCE

The Viking victory was inconclusive and the Saxons retreated.

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