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1st Battle of Reading

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  • Alfred the Great, king of The Anglo-Saxons (849 - 899)
    Alfred the Great (Old English: Ælfrēd[a], Ælfrǣd[b], "elf counsel" or "wise elf"; 849 – 26 October 899) was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking...
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    King Ethelred of Wessex (Old English: Æþelræd) (c. 840 – April 23, 871) was the fourth son of King Ethelwulf of Wessex, and an older brother of Alfred the Great. He is sometimes referred to as King Eth...

1st Battle of Reading

  • Date 4 January 871
  • Location Reading, Berkshire
  • Belligerents West Saxons v Danelaw Vikings
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