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Early Viking Raids on England

War Name : Early Viking Raids on England

Date(s) : 790 - 870

Part of : Viking Invasion ,


With most of England under Danish control the kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred came under attack. At first the campaign swung in Alfred's favour but then turned very heavily against him. Finally the Saxons triumphed and Alfred was able to force the Danes to accept the peace of Wedmore in 885. Small attacks by European Vikings continued until 896.

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