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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
09 December, 1165
Malcom IV of Scotland dies
Malcolm is succeeded by his brother William 'the Lion'
This king abdicated the throne on 11 December, 1936, before he had officially been crowned
He abdicated in order to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee