In 191 Viking raiders defeated an Anglo-Saxon army under Brithnoth, Ealdorman of Essex, at the Battle of Maldon. An epic poem describes the battle.
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King Alfred defeated the Danish Viking armies in a series of campaigns. This is how the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle reports them. Continue reading King Alfred defeats the Danes – 894-897CE
The Isle of Wight was a late convert to Christianity. Bede’s account of its conversion shows it to have been a bloody episode. Continue reading Christianity comes to the Isle of Wight – 686CE
Julius Caesar describes the armed resistance put up by the British after his landing in 54BCE. Continue reading Julius Caesar on Britain II – 55BCE and 54BCE
Julius Caesar discusses the island of Britain and its people in his account of the Gallic wars.
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