The lost battles of Viking Britain

From Anglo-Saxons slaughtered by Vikings in East Anglia to the Norse king ambushed and slain in the Pennines, Britain's Viking age saw bloodletting on a huge scale. Thomas Williams introduces five forgotten battles that helped shape a nation's destiny...

Detail of the carved portal of Hylestad stave church, 12th century. (Photo by Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the September 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine.

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