THE BATTLE OF ENGLEFIELD – VIKING INVASION
31st December 870
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.
Aethelwulf of Berkshire
A group of Vikings left Reading and headed towards the Anglo-Saxon camp at Englefield. The Saxons succeeded in killing a number of Vikings forcing them to retreat to Reading.
The Vikings retained their hold on Reading.
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