Event: BattleThorkell 1-others.battle of Sherston
||Thorkell 1 I directed his force (Anonymi 1755) against the English army (Anonymi 1757) who cut down the Danes with terrible slaughter, but the Danes ultimately gained the victory.
||1015 x 1016
Primary Source Info
|Date from Source
||Between Cnut 3's arrival in England and his accession.
*The EncomiumEmmae implies that the battle of Sherston was fought shortly after the Danish fleet landed at Sandwich, but the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that it was after Midsummer 1016,
Persons associated with this Event:
(the Tall; dux, fl. 1009-1023) : He wished to show his fidelity to Cnut 3, relying more on courage than numbers.
(King of England, 1016-1035; and Denmark, c.1018-1035) : Thorkell 1 would not allow Cnut 3 to participate in the battle.
(Thorkell's war-band, fl. 1014-16
) : Their number was by no means equal to half the enemy, but they showed in battle how dangerous is desperation.
(The English army at the battle of Sherston.
) : The English would have compelled the Danes to flee had the Danes not been ashamed of flight.
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