Chapter 5, Revolt in the Danelagh

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

Book 2, Chapter 5, 878 AD to 901 AD – Revolt in the Danelagh

At this crisis, a new danger appeared. The men of the Danelagh, in one hundred ships, sailed round the southern coast and laid siege to Exeter. To relieve that place, Alfred in person, with all his mounted troops, hastened down, leaving his son Edward, and the ealdorman Ethelred, to deal with the encampment at Benfleet. Victory attended the king, and during his absence Hasting received a serious check, for, during a predatory expedition in Essex, Ethelred attacked the camp and captured Read More >>>

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