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Assandun [Ashington]

Battle Name : Assandun [Ashington]

Date(s) : 18 October 1016

Part of : Viking Invasion , Viking raids on England 899-1016 ,

Outcome : A victory for Vikings over Anglo-Saxons

Type of battle : Land


The Anglo-Saxon army under Edmund interposed itself between the Danes under Canute [Cnut] and their boats. Although out numbered the Danes were more experienced fighters than most of the Anglo-Saxons and their ability prevailed.