209 – The Battle of Reading

When we left off, the Danes had occupied Reading, fortified it for several days, and then sent a detachment West along the river Kennet… In response, Ealdorman AEthelwulf of Berkshire had raised the local Fyrd, killed one of the Danish lords, and for the first time in a very long time, at Englefield, the West Saxons defeated the Danes in the field of battle.

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  One Reply to “209 – The Battle of Reading”

  1. Justine Middlemiss
    August 23, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Love the photo of Reading which is exactly the view I was imagining while I was listening

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