||Æthelred 15 and Alfred 8 renewed the contest against the barbarian army (Anonymi 34) on a wide front at Merantun. The latter gained the victory.
||Battle of Meretun (871)/
Primary Source Info
||in loco Merantune contra passim barbarum exercitum ... barbari uictoriae obtinent numen.
|Date from Source
||<871>: two months after the battle of Basing
*Note the variant spelling in the name of the place of battle ('Merantun', where the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle has 'Meretun').
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(King of the West Saxons, 865-871)
(the Great, king of the Anglo-Saxons, 871-899)
(A multitude on Anglo-Saxon side killed at Merantun in 871) : A multitude [of the English] (Anonymi 2500) were killed. [Many] were put to flight.
(A great fleet of pagans from the Danube) : A multitude [of Anonymi 34] were killed. [Many] were put to flight.
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