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

Scholarly Info
Description 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.
Event Title Battle of Meretun (871)/
Year 871
Primary Source Info
Original Text 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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