This battle outside York saw the triumph of Harold Hardrada of Norway over Edwin and Morcar, Earls of Mercia and Northumbria respectively
Hardrada's victory forced King Harold of England to march hurriedly north to give battle at Stamford Bridge
Harald was aided by King Harold's rebellious brother, Tostig
26 October, 899
Death of Alfred the Great
King Alfred the Great dies, and is succeeded by his son Edward, known to history as Edward the Elder.