Book 2, Chapter 4, 857 AD to 878 AD – Reign of Ethelbald
Ethelbert followed his brother in the sovereignty of Wessex, and during his short reign of six years the attacks of the Danes became more frequent and more daring, on ‘all the coasts. In one irruption, they penetrated as far as Winchester, the capital of Wessex, which they sacked and burned, but being attacked on their return, laden with spoil, by the ealdormen of Berkshire and Hampshire, they suffered great loss, although they managed to escape to their ships with most of the booty.
Chapter 4, Reign of Ethelbald
Chapter 4, Destruction of Croyland Abbey
Chapter 4, Alfred the Great
Chapter 4, Fresh Troubles with the Danes
Chapter 4, Treaty between him and Guthrun
Categories: Book 2