Osbern 1 (Male) Eorl killed at the Battle of Ashdown, 871
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Notes: ASCD (A) claims that Osbern 1 fled after the battle of Ashdown.

Factoid List

Recorded Name (5)
Osbearn (2)
 ASC  871 ADEG, <872> B, 872 C
 Æthelweard.Chron  iv.2 (p. 37)
Osbern (2)
 Asser.VitAlfredi  39
 ASC  871 F(OE)
Osbernus (1)
 ASC  871 F(Lat.)
Office (3)
Consul (1)
 Æthelweard.Chron  iv.2 (p. 37)
Dux (1)
 Asser.VitAlfredi  42
Eorl (1)
 ASC  871 ADEF(OE and Lat.)G, <872> B, 872 C
Status (1)
Comes (1)
 Asser.VitAlfredi  39
Event (5)
Army-raising (1)
 Æthelred 15.fighting at Ashdown: Gathering a good sized army, [King Æthelred 15] attacked the enemy at Ashdown, where a battle was fought with ferocity on both sides. In that place, the pagans, by divine judgement, failed to withstand the attack of the Christians, and one of the two pagan kings, namely Ubba 5 and five earls were struck down dead. There fell, then: King Bagsecg 1, Earl Sidroc 1 the elder, Earl Sidroc 2 the younger, Earl Osbern 1, Earl Fræna 2, and Earl Harald 1; and all their army was routed.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.39 (871)
Battle (2)
 Sidroc 1.killing with others in battle with Alfred 8: Sidroc 1 and four other named eorlas were slain [ABCDEF(Lat.): when Alfred 8 fought against their band (Anonymi 34)].: ASC  871 ADEF(Lat.)G, <872> B, 872 C (871)
 Æthelred 15.fighting at Ashdown: Gathering a good sized army, [King Æthelred 15] attacked the enemy at Ashdown, where a battle was fought with ferocity on both sides. In that place, the pagans, by divine judgement, failed to withstand the attack of the Christians, and one of the two pagan kings, namely Ubba 5 and five earls were struck down dead. There fell, then: King Bagsecg 1, Earl Sidroc 1 the elder, Earl Sidroc 2 the younger, Earl Osbern 1, Earl Fræna 2, and Earl Harald 1; and all their army was routed.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.39 (871)
Killing/murder (4)
 Anonymi 70-Anonymi 71.killing in 871: In eight battles that year the Saxons (Anonymi 70) were to a large extent destroyed to a man, as were a king and nine duces of the pagans with innumerable men (Anonymi 71).: Asser.VitAlfredi  42 (871)
 Bagsecg 1.killing with others at Ashdown: All the nobler youth of the leaders [of Anonymi 34] were killed at Ashdown. Such a slaughter had not been heard of since the Saxons gained Britain by battle.: Æthelweard.Chron  iv.2 (p. 37) (871)
 Sidroc 1.killing with others in battle with Alfred 8: Sidroc 1 and four other named eorlas were slain [ABCDEF(Lat.): when Alfred 8 fought against their band (Anonymi 34)].: ASC  871 ADEF(Lat.)G, <872> B, 872 C (871)
 Æthelred 15.fighting at Ashdown: Gathering a good sized army, [King Æthelred 15] attacked the enemy at Ashdown, where a battle was fought with ferocity on both sides. In that place, the pagans, by divine judgement, failed to withstand the attack of the Christians, and one of the two pagan kings, namely Ubba 5 and five earls were struck down dead. There fell, then: King Bagsecg 1, Earl Sidroc 1 the elder, Earl Sidroc 2 the younger, Earl Osbern 1, Earl Fræna 2, and Earl Harald 1; and all their army was routed.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.39 (871)