Englefield, Battle of, 870

THE BATTLE OF ENGLEFIELD

THE BATTLE OF ENGLEFIELD – VIKING INVASION

31st December 870

SUMMARY

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

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BACKGROUND

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.

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LOCATION

Englefield, England

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ANGLO SAXONS

LED BY
Aethelwulf of Berkshire

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VIKINGS

LED BY

Sidrac

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THE BATTLE

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.

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RESULT

Saxon Victory

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CONSEQUENCE

The Vikings retained their hold on Reading.

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