At the Battle of Edington an army of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex under Alfred the Great defeated the Great Heathen Army led by Guthrum on a date between 6 and 12 May AD 878. The primary sources locate the battle at “Ethandun” or “Ethandune”, and until a scholarly consensus identified its location with the present-day Edington in Wiltshire it was known as the Battle of Ethandun, a name which continues to be used.
After the defeat of Guthrum at the Battle of Edington, Alfred’s reforms to military obligations in Wessex made it increasingly difficult for the Vikings to raid successfully. By 896 the Vikings gave up with some going to East Anglia and others going to Northumbria. It was under Alfred that the Viking threat had been contained. However, the system of military reforms and the Burghal Hidage introduced by Edward the Elder, enabled Alfred’s successors to retake control of the lands occupied in the North of England by the Danes
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