Event: Army-raising, Battle, Killing/murderÆthelred 15.fighting at Ashdown

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Description 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.
Event Title Battle of Ashdown (871)/
Year 871
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