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This decisive battle saw Alfred the Great defeat the Danes under Guthrun
The site is just south of Chippenham, in Wiltshire
Alfred's success forced the Danes to agree to the Peace of Wedmore and retreat into East Anglia
30 November, 1554
Sir Philip Sidney born
Sidney (d. 1586) was a poet, soldier, and courtier, and one of the most famous and admired men of Elizabethan England. He was killed at the Battle of Zutphen, Netherlands.
This English king lost the Battle of Bannockburn to Robert the Bruce
He was eventually deposed by his wife and her lover
He was the son of Edward I