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The Annals of Willenhall

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 61,825 / 195 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,187
Added to site: 2010.03.19
mnybks.net#: 27060
Genre: History
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which, in the year 907, was finally demolished by Edward the Elder in a most signal and destructive victory. To revenge this fatal quarrel, another army of Danes collected in Northumbria, and invaded Mercia in the same year, when King Edward, with a powerful force of West Saxons and Mercians overtook them at the village of Wednesfield, near Theotenhall (Tettenhall), and vanquished them again, with much slaughter."

Another account, given by the aforementioned Dr. Wilkes, Willenhall's most eminent son, and no mean authority on such matters, says that:--"In the year 895, King Alfred having by a stratagem forced them to leave Hereford on the Wye, they came up to the River Severn as far as Bridgnorth, then called Quat, Quatbridge, or Quatford, committing great enormities, and destroying all before them. We hear no more of them hereabout for thirteen years, but then they raised a great army and fought two bloody battles with King Edward."

The contemporary Saxon annals tell us that the Danes were beat

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