892 was not a very good year.
Alfred’s gambit to pacify the forces of Hastein through the power of baptism and gifts had failed utterly, and now they were encamped in Benfleet Essex, launching raids into Wessex and (probably) Mercia.
And as for the gargantuan fleet of 250 ships to the south at Appledore? It was still there.Click here to be able to read the full rough transcript. Support the Show