Location: Ashdown / Berkshire

Factoid List

View Factoid Type Source Ref. Primary Person Short Description
Status Asser.VitAlfredi  38 Alfred 8 held status of Secundarius / Secundarius
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  39   Many thousands of Anonymi 34 fell in that place. Bagsecg 1 was killed, and Sidroc 1, Sidroc 2, Osbern 1, Fræna 2 and Harald 1.
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  37-8   Æthelred 15 delayed engaging in the Battle of Ashdown in order to pray and hear mass.
Event Asser.VitAlfredi  37-9   The forces of Æthelred 15 and Alfred 8 engaged the pagans (Anonymi 34) at Ashdown and gained the victory.
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  38 Anonymi 34 Army
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  38 Anonymi 34 Army
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  38 Anonymi 34 Army
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  39 Anonymi 34 Army
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  37 Anonymi 61 Army
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  38 Anonymi 61 Army
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  38 Anonymi 62 Army
Event ASC  871 ADEF(Lat.)G, <872> B, 872 C   Sidroc 1 and four other named eorlas were slain [ABCDEF(Lat.): when Alfred 8 fought against their band (Anonymi 34)].
Event ASC  871 ADEF(OE and Lat.)G, <872> B, 872 C   Bagsecg 1 was slain [ABCDEF(Lat.)G: when Æthelred 15 fought against their band (Anonymi 34)].
Event ASC  871 ADEF(OE and Lat.)G, <872> B, 872 C   Æthelred 15 and Alfred 8 fought against the whole here (Anonymi 34) at Ashdown. The here fled and many thousands were killed. They were fighting until night.
Event ASC  661 ACEG, <661> B   Wulfhere 1 harried up to [BC substitute: at; E substitutes: from] Ashdown.
Event ASC  648 AEG, 647 BC   Cenwealh 2 gave Cuthred 1 three thousand [BC add: hides] of land at Ashdown.
Event ASC (C-F)  1006 CDE   They (Anonymi 2231) betook themselves along Ashdown to Cuckhamsley barrow.
Event Æthelweard.Chron  iv.2 (p. 37)   All the nobler youth of the leaders [of Anonymi 34] were killed at Ashdown. Such a slaughter had not been heard of since the Saxons gained Britain by battle.
Event Æthelweard.Chron  iv.2 (p. 37)   Æthelred 15 and Alfred 8 fought Anonymi 34 at Ashdown. There were great losses on both sides. Æthelred 15 gained the victory.
Event Æthelweard.Chron  ii.7   Cenwealh 2 again waged war near the town called Posentesburh and led Wulfhere 1 captive to Ashdown, having conquered his army (Anonymi 2431).
Event Æthelweard.Chron  ii.7   Cenwealh 2 granted Cuthred 1 three thousands of his property adjoining the highland called Ashdown.
Transaction Æthelweard.Chron  ii.7   Three thousands of his [sc. Cenwealh 2's] property adjoining the highland called Ashdown.
Transaction S1504      Ealdorman Æthelwald 42 to Eadric 14, his brother; bequest of land at Ogbourn, Ashdown, Cheam, and Washington.
Event Anon.LiberEliensis  I.39   Gathering a good sized army, [King Æthelred 15] attacked the enemy at Ashdown, where a battle was fought with ferocity on both sides. In that place, the pagans, by divine judgement, failed to withstand the attack of the Christians, and one of the two pagan kings, namely Ubba 5 and five earls were struck down dead. There fell, then: King Bagsecg 1, Earl Sidroc 1 the elder, Earl Sidroc 2 the younger, Earl Osbern 1, Earl Fræna 2, and Earl Harald 1; and all their army was routed.