King Egbert of Wessex conquers Cornwall

Historical Context Note

Albert Fenton (University of Cambridge)
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According to the

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

, in 815 King Egbert "ravaged in Cornwall, from east to west". This laconic entry records one of a number of military engagements between the Cornish and West Saxons in this period, which culminated in West Saxon victory over a combined Viking and Cornish force at Hingston Down in 838.

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Citation: Fenton, Albert. "King Egbert of Wessex conquers Cornwall". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 April 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=6908, accessed 22 June 2024.]

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