On This Day

Historical Events in 871 AD

  • Jan 4 Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex defeated by Danish invasion army

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jan 8 Battle of Ashdown: Ethelred I of Wessex and his brother Alfred the Great beat invading Danish army

King of the Anglo-Saxons and King of Wessex Alfred the Great
King of the Anglo-Saxons and King of Wessex
Alfred the Great
  • Jan 22 Battle of Basing: Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex
  • Mar 22 Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army