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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  1. Whenever a king and his brothers get along, good things are bound to happen. The Anglo-Saxons may be on the back foot for now, but they've survived just long enough….hanging around….

  2. Another great video by HM. What I like about HM over some other historical channels is that they always consider the primary source material while trying to present an outside POV of other alternate sources & a common sense approach that continues to have people debate about a specific event's own narrative. For example, from 17:26 to 17:46, regarding the King's record during the battle

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