700-999-Ango-Saxons and Vikings

715 Second Battle of Woden's Barrow (Adam's Grave)

In 715 Ceolred King Mercia and Ine King Wessex were defeated by an unknown army during the Second Battle of Woden's Barrow at Adam's Grave.

Sep 825 Battle of Ellendun (Wroughton)

On Sep 825 Beornwulf King Mercia defeated Ecgberht, King of Wessex, at the Battle of Ellendun replacing Mercian with Wessex dominance over the Saxon Heptarchy. Sir Frank Stenton described it as 'one of the most decisive battles of English history'. The location of the battle is not known although a number of locations have been suggested: Wroughton, Lydiard Park and Wilton.

02 Jul 866 Battle of Brissarthe

On 02 Jul 866 Ranulf Poitiers I Duke Aquitaine and Robert "Strong" King West Francia were killed fighting the joint Breton-Viking army at the Battle of Brissarthe at Brissarthe.

31 Dec 870 Battle of Englefield

On 31 Dec 870 Æthelwulf Mercia Earldorman Berkshire defeated the Viking army at the Battle of Englefield at Englefield. The Viking Army retreated to Reading.

Sidrac Unknown killed during the Battle of Englefield

04 Jan 871 Battle of Reading

On 04 Jan 871 Æthelred King Wessex (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England (22) 's army attacked, but were repulsed by, the Viking army at Battle of Reading at Reading.

On 04 Jan 871 Æthelwulf Mercia Earldorman Berkshire killed during the Battle of Reading at Reading.

08 Jan 871 Battle of Ashdown (Berkshire)

On 08 Jan 871 Alfred "The Great" King England (22) defeated the Viking army led by Halfdan Ragnarsson at the Battle of Ashdown in Berkshire.

On 08 Jan 871 Bagsecg Unknown killed at Berkshire during the Battle of Ashdown.

22 Jan 871 Battle of Basing (Old Basing)

On 22 Jan 871 Æthelred King Wessex (24) was defeated by the Viking army at the Battle of Basing at Old Basing.

around 22 Mar 871 Battle of Marton

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson defeated the Wessex army led by Æthelred King Wessex (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England (22) at the Battle of Marton. The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin in Dorset.

Around 22 Mar 871 Heahmund Wessex Bishop Sherborne killed during the Battle of Marton whilst fighting for the Wessex army.

On 23 Apr 871 Æthelred King Wessex (24) died possibly as a result of wounds received at the Battle of Marton which took place a month earlier.

around 12 May 878 Battle of Edington

Around 12 May 878 Alfred "The Great" King England (29) defeated the Viking army led by Guthrum Unknown at the Battle of Edington at Edington (the location is subject to dispute).

After 12 May 878 Treaty of Wedmore

Around Aug 878 Guthrum Unknown agreed to leave Wessex, to be baptised and to accept Alfred "The Great" King England (29) as his adoptive father. Known as Treaty of Wedmore.

937 Battle of Brunanburh

In 937 Æthelstan I King Anglo-Saxons, I King England (43) and his son Edmund I King England (16) defeated the Scottish, Irish Viking and Strathclyde army at the Battle of Brunanburh.

In 937 Æthelwine Wessex killed during the Battle of Brunanburh.

In 937 Ælfwine Wessex killed during the Battle of Brunanburh.

13 Dec 902 Battle of the Holme (East Anglia)

On 13 Dec 902 Æthelwold Wessex, Brihtsige Wessex, Ysopa Wessex, Oscetel Wessex and Eohric King East Anglia were killed at the Battle of the Holme in East Anglia when Æthelwold Wessex was contesting his cousin's succession.

On 13 Dec 902 Sigehelm Kent killed at the Battle of the Holme in East Anglia.

01 Aug 939 Battle of Trans-la-Forêt

On 01 Aug 939 Hugh Maine II Count Maine, Alan "Twisted Beard" Poher II Duke Brittany and Judicael Berengar Penthièvre I Count Rennes defeated the Viking army at Battle of Trans-la-Forêt in Trans-la-Forêt freeing Brittany of Viking occupation and leading to the establishment of the Duchy of Brittany.

950 Battle of Carno

In 950 Iago ap Idwal Aberffraw (8) and Idwal "Ieuaf aka Junior" Aberffraw, sons of Idwal ap Anaward "Foel aka Bald" King Gwynedd, defeated the sons of Hywel at the Battle of Carno at Carno.

954 Battle of Llanwrst (Llanrwst)

In 954 Rhodri ap Hywel King Deheubarth and Edwin ap Hywel King Deheubarth defeated the sons of Idwal at the Battle of Llanwrst at Llanrwst.

980 Battle of Anglesey

In 980 Hywel ap Ieuaf King Gwynedd defeated Custennin ab Iago Aberffraw, son of his former enemy Iago ap Idwal Aberffraw (38) at the Battle of Anglesey, at Anglesey. Custennin was killed; he was supported by the Viking Gofraid mac Arailt Ivar.