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

His Stepmother Judith and Her Descendants


Fresh Irruptions of the Danes

Ragnar Lodbrog

St. Edmund

Chapter 4, Destruction of Croyland Abbey

Destruction of Croyland Abbey

Numerous Battles between the Danes and the Saxons

Accession of Ethelred

Chapter 4, Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great

Chapter 4, Fresh Troubles with the Danes

Fresh Troubles

Re-Appearance of Alfred

Chapter 4, Treaty between him and Guthrun

Treaty between him and Guthrun

Temporary retirement of the king to Athelney

Overthrow of Ubbo

The Danelagh


Categories: Book 2

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