THE BATTLE OF BENFLEET- VIKING INVASION
unknown date, 894
This was a battle fought between the Wessex Saxons and the Vikings
Alfred had made peace with Haesten but he had broken that peace.
Benfleet, Essex, England
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.
King Alfred ordered the release of Haesten’s wife and children because they had been baptised Christians.