Alfred the Great reconquers London from the Danes (46 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Alice Hicklin (University of Cambridge)

Context

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that in this year Alfred ‘occupied London’ and received the submission of all ‘Angelcyn’ not under Danish rule. Alfred perhaps took control of London from his son-in-law Æthelred of Mercia rather than the Danes, uniting Wessex and Mercia for the first time.

Citation:
Hicklin, Alice. "Alfred the Great reconquers London from the Danes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 June 2016
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=6990, accessed 11 December 2016.]