Farnham, Battle of, 893

BATTLE OF ASSANDUN

THE BATTLE OF FARNHAM – VIKING INVASION

unknown date, 893

SUMMARY

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

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BACKGROUND

 Alfred had made peace with Haesten but he had broken that peace. Meanwhile one group of Vikings had made Appledore, Devon their base while another group were based in Merton, Kent.

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LOCATION

Farnham, Hampshire, England

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ANGLO SAXONS

LED BY
Edward

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VIKINGS

LED BY
Uncertain

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THE BATTLE

Edward intercepted a group of Vikings returning to their base at Appledore. Edward attacked and seized the treasures they had stolen. Those that were not killed fled.

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RESULT

Saxon Victory

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CONSEQUENCE

Edward pursued the Vikings that fled and put them to siege at Thorney.

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