Yorkshire Battles

Yorkshire Battles

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"[...]and brought the islanders to the verge of ruin and despair. With the name of Penda, is associated that of a very opposite Prince, Alfred, King of the Northumbrians, as he is styled in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Alfred espoused Kyneburga, Penda's daughter, by whom he had issue one son, Osred, who succeeded to the throne. This talented Prince ascended the throne after many vicissitudes, and was slain at Ebberston on the 19th January, 705, and was buried in the church of Little Driffield. It appears that the country was being ravaged by a large body of Danes and Norwegians, and that Alfred pursued and engaged them, holding them to a desperate trial of arms for the whole of the short winter's afternoon. The gloomy night was closing in on the dreadful scene, and the Northmen were breaking before the charges of the royal troops, when an arrow smote the King, and he fell[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.37mm | 244.94g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507540116
  • 9781507540114