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Burford Photo Gallery - Image Detail
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This battle took place on or about 8 January 871 between King Alfred and a Danish army
The battle took place on the Berkshire Downs
The Saxons under Alfred were victorious, but then suffered a string of defeats
This Day in British History
12 November, 1035
Death of King Canute
Canute (Cnut), Danish king of England dies, precipitating a struggle for power between Harthacanute, his son by Emma, Harold Harefoot, his son by Aelfgifu, and Leofric of Mercia. Harold was the initial winner, but he died in 1040 and was followed by Harthacanute.