The battle of Eddington or, British liberty, a tragedy / by John Penn. by John Penn

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: The Story of the Battle of Edington (Classic Reprint) (): William Henry Parr Greswell: Books. The battle raged until, in the words of his biographer, Asser, Alfred "overthrew the pagans with great slaughter, and smiting the fugitives, he pursued them as far as the fortress.” His victory was decisive, forcing Guthrum to withdraw from Wessex and agree to the division of England.

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William The battle of Eddington book. Greswell. (Barnicott and Pearce, Taunton.)—The battle of Edington was a very important event, so important that it may almost be considered as one of the decisive battles of history ; and yet we may find books of repute in which it is not even mentioned.

It may be as well, therefore, to say that it was the important victory which Alfred, issuing from his refuge in Athelney, won ove. The Battle of Edington, Pen & Ink Wash by Cecil Doughty. The Illustration Art Gallery The Book Palace established [email protected] (+44 20 ).

The period of history where this book has been published differs from today's views of King Alfred's occupation of Chippenham and the Battle of Edington, Wiltshire - as the book's view is it happened in Somerset which had been seen as correct at the time.

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The Battle of Edington in is taken by many to be the great founding Battle of England. It is the conflict in which Alfred, King of Wessex, came back to. Battle of Edington () At the Battle of Edington an army of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex under Alfred the Great defeated the Great Heathen Army led by Guthrum on a date between 6 and 12 May ADsoon resulting in the Treaty of Wedmore later the same year.

From there they marched in force to Edington, where Alfred challenged Guthrun to do battle. The Battle Alfred's fyrd used a tactic familiar to the Roman infantry, called a shield wall. Shields were placed side by side, creating a solid wall.

Spears were thrust through small openings in the shield wall. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Battle of Eddington or British Liberty.

a Tragedy by John Penn Hardcover Book at the best online. As for the battle, in my copy of the book it goes on for 36 pages. For the screen it has been trimmed down considerably. Nevertheless, filmed both from above and from the viewpoint of the men in the shield wall, it gives the watcher a feel for the horror of medieval war.

Skip ahead to in the first video. Alfred the Great was a pious Christian king. It is worth noting what he did when he defeated Guthrum and the Great Heathen Army at the Battle of Edington in He let Guthrum live because he served Jesus Christ.

At the Battle of Edington, an army of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex under Alfred the Great defeated the Great Heathen Army led by Guthrum on a date between 6 and 12 May ADresulting in the Treaty of Wedmore later the same year. Primary sources locate the battle at "Ethandun" or "Ethandune", and until a scholarly consensus linked its location with the present-day Edington in.

Accordingly, where the village of Edington in Wiltshire now stands, a bloody battle commenced, as Asser later reported: “Fighting ferociously, forming a dense shield-wall against the whole army of the Pagans, and striving long and bravely at last he gained the victory. COVID Resources.

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These two great forces battle in a story that /5(40). This post on the Battle of Ethandun is adapted from my book, King Alfred: A Man on the Move, available from Amazon and book shops.

After Alfred left Athelney, he went via Egbert’s Stone and Iglea to Ethandun where he fought against the Vikings and won. The evidence suggests that after the Vikings had raided Chippenham Wessex had pretty much fallen into their hands.

There is one postscript to the battle in that recent archaeological evidence suggests that Alfred may not have stood alone at Edington. Coins struck just after the battle depict Alfred and Ceolwulf II of Mercia sitting side by side, suggesting that he enlisted – or perhaps accepted – help from Ceolwulf to fight a common foe.

The Battle of Edington was fought in Maywhen an army of West Saxons under King Alfred the Great defeated the Great Heathen Army under the Viking king victory at Edington forced Guthrum to abandon Wessex, and Alfred resumed control of the entire kingdom, ensuring that the last Anglo-Saxon kingdom survived the Viking onslaught.

The Danes settled into their new kingdoms, the. This video accompanies the book King Alfred: A Man on the Move, available at Amazon. The Battle of Ethandun most likely. The Battle of Edington may have ended on this day in Following defeat by Alfred the Great at the Battle of Edington, the Norse Great Heathen Army moved from England to pillage the Duchy of Saxony.

The army of Louis met the Norsemen at Lüneburg Heath. The Saxons were routed in a snowstorm, with the army being destroyed or captured. Eventually his people re-grouped and raised an Anglo-Saxon army and defeated the Vikings at the Battle of Edington. Peace was agreed and the country was divided.

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Defeat by Alfred. Guthrum's hopes of conquering all of Wessex came to an end with his defeat at the hands of Alfred at the Battle of Edington in At Edington, Guthrum's entire army was routed by Alfred's and fled to their encampment where they were besieged by Alfred's fyrd for two weeks.

According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Guthrum's army was able to negotiate a peace treaty known as Predecessor: Æthelred II of East Anglia. What do y'all think would have change in History had Alfred the Great lost the battle of Edington. Do you think England would have been more Scandinavian,since the Vikings very well might have conquered all of England then.

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #5 of the Anglotopia Magazine in Spring Support great long-form writing about British History, Culture and Travel by subscribing to the Anglotopia Print Magazine. On the year of his death in Alfred the. Battle of Edington -- (May ) was a battle which took place near Edington (then known as "Ethandun") in the county of Wiltshire in South west England.

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The Welsh were victorious, and the battle ended the traditional hegemony of Mercia over north Wales and contributed to Æthelred's decision to accept the lordship of King Alfred the Great of Wessex.

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