Battle of Aclea

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The Danes made great inroads into western Britain during the course of the 9th century. One of their few major defeats came at the Battle of Aclea, when a force under Aethelwulf, King of Wessex, defeated a Danish army at a site thought to be near modern Oakley, just north of Bedford, Bedfordshire. Though the battle only briefly stemmed the tide of the Danish invasion, it did much to make Wessex a major force of opposition, a force later used by Alfred the Great to finally stop the Danes at Edington.

Time period(s): Saxon


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