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Westonbirt Arboretum Photo Detail
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King of Wessex and Mercia from 925, King of England from 926
He successfully invaded Scotland and Wales
He defeated an alliance of Danes and rebellious minor British kings at the Battle of Brunanburh in 937
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Battle of Maldon
A force of Danes defeats the English at Maldon, in Essex. The English establish a dangerous precedent by paying the first Danegeld, a form of protection money to procure freedom from Danish attack.