THE BATTLE OF READING – VIKING INVASION
4th January 871
This was a battle fought between the Wessex Saxons and the Vikings
The Vikings had invaded England and taken Northumbria, East Anglia and Mercia. Wessex alone stood against the invaders. A Viking force had recently taken Reading.
Aethered I of Wessex
The Saxons stormed the gates to Reading but were beaten back by the Vikings
The Vikings retained their hold on Reading.