The Danes begin raids on Sussex

Historical Context Note

Albert Fenton (University of Cambridge)
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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".

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Citation: Fenton, Albert. "The Danes begin raids on Sussex". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 April 2016 [, accessed 08 December 2023.]

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