History of War

10 AUGUST 991

01 VIKING RAIDS OF 991

In July and August 991, a fleet of 93 Viking longships ravages Hampshire, Kent and Ipswich before heading up the River Blackwater to Northey Island, near Maldon. This location offers a safe harbour for their ships and is protected from the mainland by a tidal causeway.

02 BYRHTNOTH RESPONDS

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