Event: Battle, Death/dying, Killing/murder, Peace agreementEcgfrith 4-Æthelred 2.battle near River Trent
Primary Source Info
||conserto graui proelio
|Date from Source
||in the ninth year of Ecgfrith 4's reign, when Ælfwine 4 was about 18
*The date 679 is calculated from what Bede 1 says at the beginning of iv.23.
Persons associated with this Event:
(King of the Northumbrians, 670-685)
(King of the Mercians, 675-704, d.?716; abdicated, Abbot of Bardney) : The usual money compensation was paid to Ecgfrith 4.
(King of ?Deira; brother of Ecgfrith 4, killed 679) : He was killed in the battle
(Archbishop of Canterbury, 668-690) : Through him peace was restored between the two kingdoms.
(One of King Ælfwine 4's retainers) : He was stuck down amongst others; he lay down all day and the following night, but at last he recovered consciousness. He was then captured by men of the enemy army.
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