Battle of Ashdown, 871 ⚔️ Alfred the Great takes on the Viking ‘Great Heathen Army’ ⚔️ Part 1/2


🚩 In January 871, Alfred the Great, then a prince of only 21, led an army in battle against the invading Vikings, commanded by Halfdan, one of Ragnar Lothbrok’s sons. For his valiant defence of his kingdom against a stronger army and his reforms in the reconstruction of Wessex and beyond, he became known as ‘the Great’ – no other English king or queen earned that sobriquet.

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📢 Narrated by David McCallion

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