Æthelred 15 delayed engaging in the Battle of Ashdown in order to pray and hear mass.
Battle of Ashdown (871)/
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Date from Source
Four days after the Battle of Reading.
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(King of the West Saxons, 865-871) : Æthelred 15 was in his tent, praying and hearing mass. He stated that he would not leave before the priest (Anonymous 10) had finished saying mass. He remained at prayer to a point where Alfred 8 would have had to withdraw if he had not attacked.
(Priest celebrating mass before the Battle of Ashdown, 871)