Meretum, Battle of, 871

SIEGE OF CARTHAGE

THE BATTLE OF MERETUM (MARTON) – VIKING INVASION

22nd March 871

SUMMARY

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

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BACKGROUND

 This was the fifth battle in three months fought between the Vikings and the Saxons

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LOCATION

Exact location unknown, England

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ANGLO SAXONS

LED BY
Aethered I of Wessex

SUPPORTED BY
Alfred

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VIKINGS

LED BY
Halfdan

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THE BATTLE

The Saxons and Vikings clashed and the Saxons were beaten.

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RESULT

Viking Victory

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CONSEQUENCE

King Aethelred I died a month later, possibly from injuries sustained

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