Benfleet, Battle of, 894

Alfred Jewel

THE BATTLE OF BENFLEET- VIKING INVASION

unknown date, 894

SUMMARY

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

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BACKGROUND

 Alfred had made peace with Haesten but he had broken that peace.

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LOCATION

Benfleet, Essex, England

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ANGLO SAXONS

LED BY
Edward

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VIKINGS

LED BY
Haesten

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THE BATTLE

Haesten had left his base at Benfleet to go on a raid. Edward attacked the Viking base at Benfleet taking Haesten’s wife and children prisoner.

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RESULT

Saxon Victory

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CONSEQUENCE

King Alfred ordered the release of Haesten’s wife and children because they had been baptised Christians.

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