Chapter 3, Repeated Incursions by the Danes

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 3, 827 AD to 857 AD – Egbert – Continued

His chief troubles were caused by the Danes, whose frequent inroads gave him constant occupation, and taxed his skill and resources to the utmost. In 832 they landed on the Isle of Sheppey, and having pillaged all within reach, they escaped with impunity. The next year they experienced a check at Charmouth, in Dorsetshire, where they landed from thirty five ships and were encountered by Egbert. In the desperate conflict which ensued, both sides suffered severely, and the Northmen made good their escape, but without the anticipated spoils. In 835 a large body of them landed in Cornwall, and by promises of Read More >>>

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