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Battle of Ashdown

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Location type: Event
Location address: United Kingdom, Oxfordshire
Number of texts: 1
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The Battle of Ashdown, in Berkshire (possibly the part now in Oxfordshire), took place on 8 January 871. Alfred the Great, then a prince of only 21, led the army of his brother, King Ethelred of Wessex, in a victorious battle against the invading Danes.

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