Alfred the Great reconquers London from the Danes

Historical Context Note

Alice Hicklin (University of Cambridge)
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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.

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Citation: Hicklin, Alice. "Alfred the Great reconquers London from the Danes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 June 2016 [, accessed 06 December 2023.]

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