The Danes begin raids on Sussex (39 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Albert Fenton (University of Cambridge)


In 895, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records the movement of Viking forces in Sussex around Chichester. There, they met resistance from the local people who, according to the Chronicle, "killed many hundreds of them [Danes], and captured some of their ships".

Fenton, Albert. "The Danes begin raids on Sussex". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 April 2016
[, accessed 27 October 2016.]