In History[edit | edit source]
The Great Heathen Army lands in East Anglia, c.865, and they lasted until c.878.
Against them were the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms which were led by Ælla II of Northumbria, Burghred of Mercia, Edmund of East Anglia, Æthelred of Wessex, Alfred the Great, Bishop Heahmund, Æthelwulf of Berkshire, and Odda of Devon.
The Great Heathen Army disbanded after their defeat which resulted in the treaty of Wedmore (Guthrum agrees to be baptised and he and his army to leave Wessex, as well as the partitioning of England between the Christian kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia and the Danish kingdoms of East Anglia and Northumbria) and the foundation of the Danelaw.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Based on a real army in history; Great Heathen Army.