The battle was indecisive but both sides claimed victory
This Day in British History
20 November, 869
Death of St Edmund
A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.
This king was the son of Richard, Duke of York, and a leader of the Yorkist cause in the Wars of the Roses
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