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Battle of Edington

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Location type: Battlefield
Location address: United Kingdom, Wiltshire
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Nicolas Eynaud | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

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 AD 878. The primary sources locate the battle at “Ethandun” or “Ethandune”, and until a scholarly consensus identified its location with the present-day Edington in Wiltshire it was known as the Battle of Ethandun, a name which continues to be used.

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