THE BATTLE OF TETTENHALL (WEDNESFIELD) – VIKING INVASION
5th August 910
This was a battle fought between the combined forces of Wessex and Mercia against the Northumbrian Vikings
The Vikings had managed to take over Northumbria and ruled it under Danelaw. The Anglo Saxons had made a number of raids into Northumbria and had succeeded in capturing the bones of Saint Oswald of Northumbria. The Vikings sought revenge.
Tettenhall or Wednesfield (Wolverhampton today) England
Edward the Elder
The Vikings entered Mercia by sailing up the river Severn and raided many settlements along the route. A party of Vikings were returning to Northumbria overland when they were surprised by a combined army of Wessex and Mercian men. The Vikings were trapped and suffered huge losses.
The Northumbrian Vikings were weakened and so the Saxons could focus on trying to defeat the Vikings in the South.
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