Event: BattleÆthelred 15-Alfred 8.fighting against Anonymi 34 at Ashdown

Scholarly Info
Description The forces of Æthelred 15 and Alfred 8 engaged the pagans (Anonymi 34) at Ashdown and gained the victory.
Event Title Battle of Ashdown (871)/
Year 871
Primary Source Info
Date from Source Four days after the Battle of Reading.


*Asser explains that the name Ashdown in Latin means 'mons fraxini' ['mount of the ash'].

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