On This Day

January 871 AD in History

Events in History

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

Victory in Battle

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

  • Jan 22 Battle of Basing: Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex